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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
. 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


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?


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