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home folder on a windows server

By redgolffer ·
why would you create a shared folder called home on a windows server versus just mapping to a shared drive?

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by Churdoo In reply to home folder on a windows ...

A common technique is to create a directory called "home" or "users" and share it out as such (though I share mine as hidden, such as home$ or users$ so as not to attract attention).

As you create users, in the profile tab of the user properties, the section labeled Home Directory, assign a drive letter and fill in \\servername\home\%username% and this automatically creates a home folder for that user with the correct permissions such that only that user has access (you must first set appropriate permissions on the parent folder and turn off inheritance). This maps a drive letter that maps that drive to the user's individual home folder, and each user maps to his/her own home folder.

So to answer your question, the purpose is to create a parent directory/share for the user home folders on a given network.

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