10.3 and SMB/AFP Home Directories

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  1. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Has anyone gotten this to work? The Active Directory integration is a piece of cake, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get users with logons on an AD domain to sign on and have their home directories get pulled from a NAS running Windows Server 2003. :confused:
     
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    actually just doing this to get more posts, sorry if you got your hopes up
     
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    damm good question!
     
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    From Mac OS X Hints...

    "Assuming you can authenticate from 10.3 using Active Directory, in Active Directory open the user's account. Select the "Profile" tab. Under the home folder section, choose "Connect." Select a drive letter -- be careful as this will map a drive to that letter on the PC side of things. Enter the path to the home folder as \\server\share - make sure the share is actually shared out.

    That's it. If you have more than one Active Directory server, it may take a while to replicate throughout. If you need to mount more than one share, it requires schema modifications or a client-side login script. I hope to submit a hint with my solution in the near future."


    A guy commented at the bottom and said you also need to do this:

    "To get a true home folder from this hint, you'll need this extra step: In /Library/Preferences/ open the ActiveDirectory.plist in a text editor (SAVE A BACKUP FIRST!). You'll need to be root. Below the line, near the top, that reads
    <key>AD Force Home Local</key>
    change the
    </true>
    to
    </false>
    . If these two lines don't exist, add them just before the key
    <key>AD Map UID Attribute</key>
    Reboot. Now, you should have a true network home folder."



    Have no actual experience with this, but looks right to me.
     

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