Mac OSX Server - can it do user folder redirection?? Documents, Desktop, etc?

1) Can I redirect Mac Mini user's folders (Documents, Desktop) to OSX Server? (Folder redirection)
If possible, what are the steps to set that up exactly?

2) How can I set up access to file and folder shares on OSX? I.E. Do I have to make a user name/password
which is exactly the same as whats on that users Mac Mini or can I set up users on the Mac OSX Server which then I could
also control the user names/passwords on the office Mac Mini's?

Thank you,
HappyT
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
OSX Server works similarly to Windows Server .. you setup users and can then also setup home folders/shares on the OSX Server and the Macs can then authenticate and get their login credentials and folders from the OSX Server.

Do not try and replicate the MacMini user account .. setup clean new accounts on the OSX Server and then join each mac to the Network Server.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH11272?locale=en_US

It is up to you whether you use the OSX server just for authentication or also use it to host the users Home folders
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH15653?locale=en_US
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TheHappyTechAuthor Commented:
Perfect, thank you Sullivan.

Question about keeping their user settings. If I set users up with a network account,
is there anyway to keep all their safari settings, passwords, favorites, mac mail setup, etc?

HappyT
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
You can migrate the whole thing as follows
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202506

I think you can also use Migration Assistant but I've never done it that way so can only recommend the process as outlined by Apple in the link above.
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