Network Home Folder Incorrect
Posted on 2010-11-23
Recently our department inherited the duties to manage a mac network with mac servers that are at Mac Server 10.41. One of the servers was elevated as Directory master to oversee student/faculty accounts a couple of years ago.
These accounts have a network home folder. That folder used to be on a large network drive but recently the home folder was changed to the default location on the server and the home folder option in workgroup manager has this new point as the only home folder entry.
The older/correct folder was contained in a sharepoint that now is appended with a "1".
I'm not sure why the network home folder was changed, since it is the default I assume the network drive became unmounted and someone logged in to the network and the system created the new path/folder.
Now the question... What would be the easiest and/or safest way to reestablish the old network folder as the only home folder for the users and combine/sync both the old and new folders?
I have tried some things and this is what I observed:
Diradmin did not have edit permissions to the home folder option in workgroup manager. So I couldn't point the home folder to the older/correct folder.
I renamed the sharepoints to match the original setup that had the old drive but no one could login to the network.
I managed to create a new home folder entry in worgroup manager for a user that pointed to the old drive. No one could login to the network.
When using root in workgroup manager I was able to edit the home folder option but it add this as another entry(so they had two homefolders listed) in workgroup manager for all users and no one could login to the network.
So basically we just need to have all users connect to the old home folder and move over new work they may have in the newly create home folder.
Thanks in advance for any input.