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Mapping Home Directory in Windows NT!

By glmb ·
I have started to map network drives by using Logon scripts.I am having problems mapping each user's home directory inside a shared folder. I have used this script to map the user's home directory, 'net use %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMESHARE% assuming that whoever the user logs onto one of the workstations on the domain, will have his/her home directory mapped automatically and all their work saved to that folder. I even tried the other option in the Win NT Domain User Manager by indicating the UNC Path.
I even tried sharing the folder for each respective users inside the share folder but still it does not work.
Please provide me information on how to go about doing this properly in a way that it really works.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Mapping Home Directory in ...

In User Manager for Domains, you can't use a full UNC, you can only map to a machine and then a share.

If you share the folder for each user (for example Joe User$ - the $ makes it a hidden share), then in User Manager set the home directory to \\servername\Joe User$ it should work fine.

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by Dave_again In reply to Mapping Home Directory in ...

You don't spell out if your client workstations are NT boxes or 9x boxes. The %HOMEDRIVE% option won't work with a 9x machine, you'll need to map it to a proper share. Something like:

net use h: \\somesharename$

will do what you want, but it'll be a pain if you're trying to map individual shares for a lot of 9x machines.

%HOMESHARE% raises another issue, one more of user education. I tried to mae this work strictly from a technology standpoint, but in a mixed enviornment it doesn't. The quick solution I found was sending out a couple of email memos to users informing them that they must save all work to the network, and that the standard IT policy was we would not even attempt to recover files that were stored locally in the eventof a machine failure. It took one user being the post-memo sacrifice and then the word was spread. Now we don't have issues with user file locations.

Hope this helps.

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