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?

Thanks
iamuserAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

strungCommented:
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

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

http://www.thursby.com

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
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.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Apple Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.