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How to bulk change home drive / directory mapping in Active Directory ?

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Hi people,

Can anyone here please assist me with how to successfully change the user Active Directory home folder attributes with powershell in bulk ?

because at the moment every single AD account H: drive is mapped to \\OLDFileServer\ADUsername statically when the service desk team creates the users. I got around 1850 user account to change over the weekend due to the new file server is replacing the old one.

From the Group Policy preference (user settings) I have already set the H: drive to the new file server, but i don't know how to automatically change the AD attributes for those 1850 AD accounts effectively to the new file server.

Thanks.
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Lee W, MVP earned 800 total points
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Of course, test first, but try:

$User = Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "DC=ad,DC=company,DC=com"
Set-ADUser -Identity $User.SamAccountName -HomeDirectory  \\NewFileServer\$User.SameAccountName -HomeDrive H;

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You can also select multiple users, then:  right click on the selected accounts > click on properties.   As long as the multiple selection includes only user accounts, you can change certain settings on multiple users at the same time.

Of course, with so many users, it may be too time consuming to do it that way so the script may be the way to go.

To change the home folder mapping, you would use the %username% variable, which AD will convert to the actual user's name when you apply the change.

See attachedMutliple-Items.JPG
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Migrate User Home Folders to a New File Server with all Security Permissions and Bulk Changes for Home Folder Paths.http://dilshansaminda.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/migrate-user-home-folders-to-a-new-file-server-with-all-security-permissions-and-bulk-changes-for-home-folder-paths/
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Thanks !
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