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98 home directories on an NT server

By Hameiri ·
I am setting up an NT network with Windows NT 4.0 SP 4 server and Windows 98 SE workstations.

I want to set up roaming profiles. I know they should go into the server home directory, but I can't seem to get the home directory in Domain Manager for Users to actually map the drive. I have used the Connect to radio button and am using the UNC naming convention. The share is there and named the same.

Is it possible that even though the drive isn't mapped, 98 still know this is it's server home directory? Or should I upgrade to SP 5?

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by avachon In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

Steve, the easiest thing to do is go back and recheck your steps. Look at the following knowlege base articles at www.microsoft.com (6 part series on profiles and policies):
Q161331; Q185587; Q185588; Q185589; Q185590; Q185591. The information about 95 holds for 98. Also, all this info. with flowcharts and examples can be downloaded at:
http://www.microsoft.com/NTServer/management/deployment/planguide/prof_policies.asp
You don't need to upgrade the service pack, but it's a good idea to do soanyway. Hope this helps.

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by Hameiri In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

Thanks for the info. The solution was sharing the users directory. I couldn't find anything that said it was necessary, but that's what it was.

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by jun1cez1 In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

To Steve,
To enable user profile in Win98SE, go to Control Panel>Passwords Properties>User Profile Tab>then put a Check on User can customize.....etc,etc, then check also under User profile settings include desktop icons....,and include Start menuand ......

Now, to enable this user profile to an NT server or network, the workstation must be using "Client for Microsoft Network" and that must be selected as the Windows 98 client's primary network logon. Then store this into the server's shared Home Directories.
Other things you will configure of course in is the Network properties such User level access control in the Access control Tab then specify the ServerName where it will gain access from,
Then in the Configuration Tab, put a check on the Log on to Windows NT Domain the specify the server name,,,
I will leave the rest to you configure as I do assume that you know on how to configure the workstation as a client to an NT server.

Goodluck

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98 home directories on an NT server

by Hameiri In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

I had to share the users directory. I guess that really the "home" even though the profiles go into users\username. Thanks anyway.

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by tazz In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

First of all, it is not possible to map a homeshare in User Manager for Domains (this is only possible with NT clients).
You will need to use a login script.
(net use H: \\NTServer\Home Dir)
You can than specify your User Profile Path in User Manager for Domains.

Good luck.

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98 home directories on an NT server

by Hameiri In reply to 98 home directories on an ...

Well, I couldn't map it in user manager for domains, you were right about that. I mapped it in the login script. My problem was that the users directory on the server wasn't shared. I thought the "home" directory was users\username, but I guess it's really users. Thanks anyway.

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