They currently run OS9.2 and we don't want to spend money on OS X (which they will run, I tried it).
I don't want to make too many changes ot our existing Windows domain but I will make some if needs be.
What I had at my last office was 21 iMac G5s running Leopard and the students sometimes needed access to a windows share using their own accoutn so I wrote a script similar to this and put it in their Dock.
tell application "Finder" try mount volume "smb://yournetwork login:yourpassword@server/share" on error display dialog "Share may not have mounted!" end try end tell
When the users ran the script they got a login window where they entered their own account details and the share got mounted on their desktop. Ideally I would like something similar which will give them ad hoc access to their home are on the windows file server.
If I need to write it a script on another system I have access at home to 10.4 and 10.5 if I need it.
I have looked into using software like Dave and ADmitMac but neither worked that well, in fact dave didn't work at all.