mounting windows home directory on mac 10.3.9

Posted on 2006-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I got as far as being able to log onto a mac as a windows domain user. And now I'm looking to have the home directories auto mount but nothing's been working. I've read a number of articles but they seem to be more geared toward 10.4x then 10.3.9

Can someone give me some step by step instructions?

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    from what i can tell this maps a "drive" but the user's home directory won't default to this drive. I want to make the user's home directory a windows network drive.

    I don't want the mac users to have a local home directory on the mac

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    This can be done very easily if you use ADmitMac.
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    Considering the cost of ADmitMac, it's probably best to upgrade to Tiger. It all really depends on how many macs you're talking about, if it's only a few you could stick to Panther and follow these steps.

    If you don't want to upgrade, you can do it on 10.3.x just fine, there are a number of ways of doing it (assuming you're using SMB) -

    Since you've already got the user account working/authenticating, I'll assume you've also set up your /etc/krb5.conf file (
    The easiest way to do it, is to add an automount object.

    You want to want to modify your /etc/authorization file to ensure that the particular kerberos tickets are granted on login. (See this is to help shares mount.

    Once kerberos is setup, and the authorization is setup correct, you want to create an automount object in the local NetInfo database:

    Follow the steps on this site:, and use this site to get SMB to work:
    If you have problems with SMB working, enable Macintosh Services on the Windows Server - and then mount the shares up via AFP.

    Hope this helps?


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