home directory for AD users

April 18, 2010 at 01:05:00
Specs: Windows server 2008
I install windows server 2008 and active directory. I have set up a volume for home folders on server and shared it. I then created my users and set there home directory paths with \\server\share\%username%. the directory with the user name of my users was created automatically. but when users log in to clients the home was not map automatically and when they want to map it manually they receive an error about "log in failes. because the user name is the same with the username that is logged on". by entering the administrator account I can map homes butI want users can di it with their usernames. what can I do?
What is the problem? Is it problem that the username for mapping a driv be the same with the username that is logged in?
And how can I map homes automatically.

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April 22, 2010 at 19:56:39
I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what you are asking but this is how you set this up.

Create a folder called 'Users'. Share the folder with Full Control Share permissions for Everyone. Set the NTFS permissions so that only Domain Admin has access to the 'Users' folder.

Create the account or set the Home folder, Connect path in the Profile tab of the account to the drive letter you want and a path of \\servername\Users\%username%.

If they log off their computer and back on using their domain account, the folder should map. Make sure another device, like a USB or media reader isn't trying to take the same drive letter as the one you assigned for the folder.

Let us know how that goes.

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