mapping user account for NT and w2k

Tom Horan thos at
Thu Apr 26 13:38:43 GMT 2001

In NT you can only map to a sharename - \\server\share you cannot map to a
sub-directory - \\server\share\subdir.

You should be trying to share all the user account seperately so you can
just map \\server\username


-----Original Message-----
From: bernie doyle [mailto:bernie at]
Sent: 26 April 2001 14:14
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: mapping user account for NT and w2k


I am running the 2.2a3 as a PDC on linux. 

I have machine login in fine, but have a little bit of weirdness someone
may be able to clear up.

I am mapping user home directories to a drive letter (S:) when a user
logs in.


On a Win2k machine when I access S:\ is see the contents of the users
home directory (correct).

On a WinNT machine when I access S:\ i see a list of all the users home
directories ie: the %U value does not seem to get mapped under WinNT.

Has anyone come across this problem.

many thanks in advance

bernie doyle

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