Using a "Profiles" folder to hold all user data and using "Home Folder" as a shared access folder.
Posted on 2006-11-28
In seting up a server I have used a Profiles folder to hold both the profile information and the users settings etc. After the successful redirection all of the users data is in a folder ie. \\Server\Profiles\username . This folder contains the users 'My Documents" etc etc. Everythig appears to working OK.
It has been suggested that it would be nice to have a shared area so....
My question is this; Is there any advantage to having a separate private "Home Folder" for each user as created under ADUC if each users "My Documents" is private?
As I understand "Home Folder" it is just a "mapped" folder for the user. If so, would it be Ok to make the Home Folder a universal shared acess folder for all the users and kep things as they are, by pointing all users to the same home folder?
Any recommendations or comments would be appreciated.