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troubleshooting Question

Active Directory Home Folder Moves

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Active DirectoryWindows BatchWindows Server 2008
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I’ve just started to work for a school district where I would like to change the way that their Documents folders are being mapped. In the current structure they are using group policy to map the documents folder using the “Advanced - Specify locations for various user groups” and creating the users Documents folder biased upon their building using security permissions (There are 10 buildings in all)

The way I have always setup AD home folders is by using the Profile tab under the user account in AD and then mapping their documents folder based upon this location using this home folder location.

The current file structure is a follows (By Building)

- Students (root)
      - Building 1
      - Building 2
      - Building 3
      - Building ….

The way I would like it setup. (By graduating year)

- Students (root)

AD users and computers current has the user accounts separated by building OUs and Sub OUs of graduating school year. (I think this is a good thing and we will keep it this way)

Building 1

Building 2

What I need is a way to move their current home holders using Robocopy and setup some parameters using their OU membership.  I don’t mind doing this for each individual building but if I have to do each student manually it will take way too long.

The script needs to be something like this

If OU = buildingA and SUB OU = 2015
      move from d:\students\Building A\%username%\My Documents  d:\students\2015\%username%\Documents

Yes I want to also change the “My Documents” folder to “Documents”
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