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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by perseous, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

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    I was trying to help a friend set up his 2000 server, and he wants to have each user use a home directory on the server instead of on there local hard drive. I was thinking that this was done in the local path of the user profile. After inspection and research on the web I found this to not be true. Now I am at a lose. How do you do this and where is it done? The only three places I can think of for this is either profile path:, or Login script, or local path. Not to sure which any more, pretty sure it is not the login script section, which just leaves the profile path. If it is somewhere else please let me know where and how to do this so that I can tell him the right way to do this. Thank you very much for the help in this matter.
     
  2. viperben1

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    it is local path where you select which drive letter you want.but if the workstation isnt a 2000 or XP machine this wont work. then you need to write a logon script that connects the drive to the shared location.

    to do this type in a batch file

    net use h: \\server\username\my documants

    for example

    good luck. if this isnt correct pleas email me on [email protected] as my server is down at the moment so i carnt check
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    If he's running Active Directory, his username should have a place where you can put the share path for the Home Directory.

    For Example:
    \\SERVERNAME\SHARENAME

    If you put a $ at the end of the share name, it will also be invisible on the LAN. Also, make sure you're permissions are set correctly or it will not map.
     
  4. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

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    He is using active directory. Where exactly do I put this path? I had him putting it in the AD users and computers then the user name then it listed three choices: Local path, profile path, and logon script. Which one is it?
     
  5. skinnywhiteboy

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    Under the profiles tab, it should be listed under home folder.
     
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    Wouldn't you have to also include the drive letter? Like: \\servername\driveletter\sharename\sharename depending on exactly where the file is in the directory structure. Cause I believe that he wants to put the home folders on a separate drive and partition.
     
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    It won't even let you enter the path without choosing a drive letter.
     
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