Change Home Directory to Portable - Windows AD

Posted on 2011-09-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We are creating a brand new network from the ground up and need to integrate mac into the Windows AD.

I've already gotten the mac clients to bind to AD and can login with users/passwords in Active Directory. I'm wanting to change the macs from using local home directories to either network or portable home directories.

Is there any way of making this change without MAC OS X Server?
Question by:ne3
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skinnyquiver earned 2000 total points
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Here in some information on binding to AD.

I advise looking into the Advanced Mac Directory Utilities for Active Directory

    Force Local Home Directory on startup disk – Select this option if you want users to have a home folder located on the Mac itself within the  /Users folder. Deselect this option to allow users to access their user areas on a windows server as there home drive. For this to work, each user account must have a home drive location specified in Active Directory.
    Use UNC path from Active Directory to derive network home location - Select this option to use the Active Directory standard attribute for the home folder location. SMB is the standard Windows networking sharing protocol. AFP is the standard Macintosh network sharing protocol.

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ID: 36496028
It is looking like that pointed me in the right direction. I'm still trying a few things and will post back if I have any other questions or if I get it all working how we need it to.

Thanks so much!

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Thank you very much for the help.

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