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10.3: Set Active Directory to mount a single home share System
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.
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10.3: Set Active Directory to mount a single home share
Authored by: cj69collins on Nov 16, '03 05:48:36PM

'Provided you can authenticate...'. I can bind the machine easily. I see no way of 'authenticating' [actually logging-in to the AD server as an operator] in any instructions I have seen.

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10.3: Set Active Directory to mount a single home share
Authored by: wrivet on Feb 05, '04 10:56:24AM

I am able to authenticate using AD but when I try to create the path to the home folder on my win2003 server I get an error message:

The home folder could not be created because: Configuration info cannot be read from the domain controller either because the machine is unavailable or access has been denied.

Any ideas???

Willy Rivet



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10.3: Set Active Directory to mount a single home share
Authored by: climberbry on Mar 17, '04 04:58:25PM
In my experience, this article seemed a little misleading. With this tip, it seems that the user should be able to log in and his/her home folder (containing Library, Documents, Movies, Pictures, etc.) will be automatically created in this network home folder. This doesn't actually happen for me. However, it did automount the share for the user, and put a nice secondary home folder, if you will (for file storage, NOT Library, prefs, etc) alias in my dock. The user's profile was still created locally. Therefore, it is not what I would call a true home folder. 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.

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10.3: Set Active Directory to mount a single home share
Authored by: mshaw on Mar 23, '04 10:33:54AM

Hello,

I think I have everything working except that the user's home directory is not auto-mounted. The home directory is mounted if I login ona Windows machine. Were there any caveats for home directories or did it just work once you authenticated against AD?

Thanks.
-Mark



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10.3: Active Directory - Login Profile
Authored by: mattbrownewu on Apr 13, '04 05:51:33PM

Anybody know how to customize the profile that Active Directory Plugin uses for the default login on Mac 10.3?

I want the lab machines to all have the same user profile on login, but still allow each user to log in with thier own username/pass.

Have the active directory plugin working and authenticating already.



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