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Powershell script to set existing users Homedirectory based on inputfile

Posted on 2013-10-24
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Hi All

I have a list of users that have not got a home directory set, I have all the samaccountname in a CSV file,

I would like to use this as an input file to set the Home directory to use the H drive and be \\domain.com\userprofiles\%username%\Home

Is anyone able to help me out with a script to do that.

Thanks
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by:Subsun
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Try this..
Import-Csv C:\users.csv | % {
Set-aduser $_.username -homedirectory "\\domain.com\userprofiles\$($_.username)\Home"
}

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Input csv format..
username
UserA
UserB
UserC

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by:ncomper
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Thanks, that works but configures the local path section of the Home Folder

However I would like it to use the connect section where we choose a drive letter and specify the UNC path in the To field

Thanks
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by:Subsun
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Add parameter -homedrive "X:"

Import-Csv C:\users.csv | % {
Set-aduser $_.username -homedirectory "\\domain.com\userprofiles\$($_.username)\Home" -homedrive "X:"
}

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by:ncomper
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I managed to get it working using the following

Import-Csv C:\scripts\users.csv | % {Set-aduser -HomeDrive 'H:' $_.username -homedirectory "\\2008dc01\homefolders\$($_.username)"}

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However I noticed it does not actually create the folder which if you do in the GUI it does.

Is there something I am missing?

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Subsun earned 500 total points
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I just checked.. you need to create the folders with in script itself...

Import-Csv C:\users.csv | % {
 $HomeDirectory = "\\domain.com\userprofiles\$($_.username)\Home" 
  Set-aduser $_.username -homedirectory $HomeDirectory -homedrive "X:"
  New-item –path $HomeDirectory -type directory -force
}

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Ref : http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/06/04/creating-a-home-drive-with-windows-powershell-part-1.aspx
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by:ncomper
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Thanks, ill take a look, seems as though to get the permissions sorted is fairly complex
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