Solved Creating home folders using different names

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June 18, 2014 at 22:16:00
Specs: Windows 2008, 8G
Hi

We have a domain Windows server 2008 and wish to use a different home folder name to the login name. Can some one help me to do this since I will have a CSV file of their login name and folder name. It's the home folder connect to H drive path that I need to sort out and map since I can't use variables %username%. I have over 700 new users to do. Will there be any problems with roaming/mandarin profiles if I use a different home folder name also?

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June 24, 2014 at 08:11:36
They don't need to know their folders name. You map a drive like H: for each person and it could be XYSJKJ for folder name and they wouldn't know the difference nor would they care. We do both the mapping and save file redirection to their home folders. Users don't seem to have any problems seeing their folders and no one else's

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June 19, 2014 at 20:23:08
It sounds like symbolic links might work. However, Windows requires 3rd party software to create them. Search Google for symbolic link windows. I haven't used the software so I'm not recommending it. I'm just saying that it exists.

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June 20, 2014 at 08:47:08
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol...

Why would you care what the home folder name is called? What is the gain for the complication? Users get there by a drive mapping anyway.

Look into defining and using the %HOMEPATH% and %HOMESHARE% variables

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June 20, 2014 at 17:01:47
The home folders names are access by the class teachers so they need to know their names in the folders but the login they will be using is a given web login name which we want them to use instead of there first name . Last name. Home drive


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They don't need to know their folders name. You map a drive like H: for each person and it could be XYSJKJ for folder name and they wouldn't know the difference nor would they care. We do both the mapping and save file redirection to their home folders. Users don't seem to have any problems seeing their folders and no one else's

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