Fix Permissions to Home Folder in Active Directory

Oscar Powers
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I create a new file server to move users home folders.
The share folder name is Users$, I add with following permissions:
Domain Users - Traverse folder, List Folder, Create Folders in 'This Folder Only'.
Creator Owner - Full Control in Subfolders and file only.
System - Full Control in This folder, subfolders, and files.
Domain Admins - Full Control in This folder, subfolders, and files.
But I got this error when AD try to create the user home folder: The shared folder already exists. Because the folder is at the root of the file share, you must verify that the user has the appropriate permissions to manage the contents of the folder.
I tested also given to the Domain Users full access of the folder and I got the same error.
Any suggestion on how to troubleshoot this issue.
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It sounds like perhaps you have the identification of the shared folder for each user set incorrectly.  You need to set the user's folder redirection to go to:  \\server\user$\%username%.

How are you setting this, i.e., by group policy or in Active Directory?  And do you have the share set up as above so that each user has a separate folder under the User$ folder?

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You are right, I was using "\\server\user$\",  I was thinking about permissions only.

Thanks for your help.

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Setup Correct NTFS Permissions is a slow process and any error can be dangerous.

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