mounting windows home directory on mac 10.3.9

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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iamuserAsked:
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davidis99Commented:
This can be done very easily if you use ADmitMac.

http://www.thursby.com
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iamuserAuthor Commented:
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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ryanhuntCommented:
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 (http://www.osxfaq.com/man/5/krb5.conf.ws)
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 http://wiki.case.edu/ADS_and_OSX) 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: http://www.bombich.com/mactips/automount.html, and use this site to get SMB to work: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031022164821984
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?

Ryan.
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