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do I need to share every users home dir

By HuckleberryHound ·
I am moving 1000+ users from NetWare to W2K and I am currently desining
the logon scripts. My problem is that from W2K workstations I can map a
drive into the users home directory just fine if I have the USERS folder
shared. But, on W9X workstations I can't seem to get the drive mappings
to work.

The folder structure is like this:
USERS\ASMITH
USERS\BJONES
USERS\CWILLIAM

I just want to have one share at USERS with everyone full control and
then I will set the appropriate NTFS permissions on each folder.

On w2k the following works as desired:

net use f: \\server\users\asmith

On w9x I can only map to an actual share point.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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by cportman In reply to do I need to share every ...

Do you have file sharing enabled on your 95 clients? The net use should work.

good luck
cp

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by HuckleberryHound In reply to do I need to share every ...

I appreciate the comment but it did not answer my question. Maybe I left out that the user's home directories are located on the W2K server and not on the clients computer. Thanks for your input.

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by adeal In reply to do I need to share every ...

This might sound obvious, but have you installed the active directory client (dsclient.exe from the W2K Server CD) on the 95 boxes? If not, then they won't be able to see your server shares at all.

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by HuckleberryHound In reply to do I need to share every ...

Yes, the AD client is installed on my w9x workstations but unfortunately this is not one of it's features. I appreaciate your comments and suggestions.

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by emrahalpa In reply to do I need to share every ...

I am sorry, but the two answers seem to be totally missing the point. This is not an AD problem. You have a W2K server and W9x clients. It is true that only W2K clients can map a drive to a folder under a SHARED folder. This is unfortunately not true for W9x or NT 4 clients. You have to create the shares for each user's home folder, one by one. Period.
Maybe, a script can help. I had 200 users and I chose the manual way, instead of writing a script.

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by HuckleberryHound In reply to do I need to share every ...

This is what I suspected. Thanks for your help. Using a script to create the shares is a good suggestion.

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by Bhrdwh In reply to do I need to share every ...

I've got about 2000 users on Win2K domain & ran a login script for each to mapto a shareed drive as H: //FILESERVER/HOME.
Now on the server, HOME folder is on NTFS partition and shared. Inside it are user1, user2, user3 etc. having access to admin & particular user ONLY.
Now when a user logs in, the login script maps a drive to the shaer folder & the user looksup his name in the mapped drive puts his data/files there.
Due to NTFS security, users cant see each others folder.
Akash

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by HuckleberryHound In reply to do I need to share every ...

Thanks, this is a good suggestion unfortunately my users would cry like their is no tomorrow if the drive mapping isn't into the folder just like it was on NetWare.

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