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    hello

    I have windows 2000 DC in my domain. also I have many user accounts
    (250 user).

    I need to assign a home folder for these users in one shot, is there are such way to do this?

    thanks in advance

  • #2
    Re: assign Home folder to many users

    Have a read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320043
    You'll probably want to use the logon script method through a GPO.
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    Jeremy

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    • #3
      Re: assign Home folder to many users

      Shame you don't have 2003 Server. All done through ADUC.
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      • #4
        Re: assign Home folder to many users

        Have a search for AD Modify - change 250 users in seconds. And its nice GUI!
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        • #5
          Re: assign Home folder to many users

          Unless I've missed something, you use a logon script for this and put an entry something like the following:

          net use h: /d
          net use h: \\servername\users\%username%

          Works for me.
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          • #6
            Re: assign Home folder to many users

            Originally posted by RobW View Post
            Unless I've missed something, you use a logon script for this and put an entry something like the following:
            I can't speak too intelligently on this subject but I believe a Home Folder or Home Directory is a little more than just a mapped drive. I think there's some registry entries to go along with it (variables too?) and legacy programs would use it for various reasons... or so I've heard. (my knowledge goes all the way back to 2003 )
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            • #7
              Re: assign Home folder to many users

              Home folder were a thing of NT I thought. You could do a net use h: /home which does not work with Server 2003 that I am aware of.

              Every one of my networks has a user's home folder, but I define it in a startup script.
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              • #8
                Re: assign Home folder to many users

                Thanks a lot, your efforts are appreciated.


                I think that I will use the logon script

                Best Regards

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                • #9
                  Re: assign Home folder to many users

                  Originally posted by RobW View Post
                  Home folder were a thing of NT I thought. You could do a net use h: /home which does not work with Server 2003 that I am aware of.
                  It works in both 2000 and 2003. But you need to define it in ADUC. In 2003 you need to mark all the users you want to define, and on the profile tab, you define the home directory as \\server\users\%username% and that populates each individual user with the correct directory.
                  Unfortunately in 2000 (which is the OP's case) there is a bug which does NOT correctly resolve the %username% and AFAIK was never fixed in any of the service packs - so each one has to be done manually.
                  TIA

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                  • #10
                    Re: assign Home folder to many users

                    But you can do \\server\users\%username% in a logon script (20o0 & 2003) too and map it to a drive letter at the same time.

                    I have never come across anything in my travels that looked specifically for a users folder with the "home" handle. Maybe that was from NT 4 ?

                    Just to get off the topic, if I map \\server\users\%username% to Drive X, I then redirect the user's My Documents to Drive X and make sure they only have shortcuts on the desktop to documents on Drive X.

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                    • #11
                      Re: assign Home folder to many users

                      Originally posted by RobW View Post
                      ... if I map \\server\users\%username% to Drive X, I then redirect the user's My Documents to Drive X and make sure they only have shortcuts on the desktop to documents on Drive X.

                      ...
                      So if you do that, then make them available as offline and they will synchronise/backup to the local disk and the user will always refer to them as Drive X: and not need shortcuts.
                      TIA

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