Automounting Home folder on login OS X
Posted on 2011-10-06
hi all -
odd question. I have a group of users (staff) that have their network shares on my domain controller (windows server 2003: file server, mail server, dc, dns, dhcp, wins) and a group of users (students) that have their network shares on another server (windows server 2008 r2: application server, file services, iis, wds, wsus).
When a staff member logs into a mac running os x 10.6 with their network credentials (all macs have been joined to the domain), their user share mounts automatically and an icon is placed in the doc. When a student logs into the same machine (or any machine) running os x 10.6 with their network credentials, a '?' appears in the doc with the label "USERNAME's Network Home". No folder is actually mounted and clicking on the '?' does nothing. I AM able to manually mount the share (finder > connect to server > path) and it connects without prompting for the users credentials.
I'm assuming that this has something to do with the configuration of my Server 2008 R2 box, since it's working fine for users connected to the server 2003 box, but I cannot find any differences in the file services configuration that would lead to this. I can't have users (especially students) mounting their own network shares whenever they login.
Help! Thanks in advance