USERS home directory creation in NT Server 4.0
Posted on 1998-04-23
I would like to simulate Novell's USERS home directory setup on NT server 4.0. The way MS suggests is to
Share the directory "USERS" and then specify the path to the individual home directories in the Administrator Tools's Domian Users Profile Utilityy. Ex. of the path would be \\Users\user1. This works fine, it creates the users home direcoty and give appropriet permissions, BUT every user logging in will see everyone elses home directory becuase of the sharing of directory "USERS". They will be able to see it, but can't access it. When you have 100 users, you don't want to click on your H drive and see 100 folders. The only way I can think of is to Share the individual users fodlers, like sharing directory User1, User2......User100. But this a lot of work becuase you have to manually create the directory , then share it and then give that user permission to the directory. Also that is a huge browser list.
I was wondering if there is any other way of creating home directories in NT server 4.0. MS's idea of creating home directories is OK if there was a way to hide all other folders under the Share "USERS". I would appreciate any help that you can give me. Thank you in advace.