[Samba] Re: net use H: /home does not work

Shawn Wright swright at sls.bc.ca
Tue Apr 15 22:59:30 GMT 2003

On 15 Apr 2003 at 15:44, cisco wrote:

> I don't have a home defined for each user. Samba allows you to create a 
> HOMES share that is generic for all users on the system and supposedly 
> if you have in your logon script 'net use H: /home' and you have the 
> global parameter 'logon drive = H' it's all supposed work magically and 
> each user will see their home directory mapped using their logon id.

It does work; we are using it here with NT and Win2K clients. If they are 
set as visible, then you should be able to browse the dynamically created 
shares per user. ie: as user "xyz" you should see a share name "xyz" 
listed under your server. 

Here is the homes section from one of our 2.2.8 boxes that works fine 
with net use /home:

    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writable = yes
    available = yes
    public = no
    nt acl support = no

Also in the globals:

template homedir = /home/student/%U

Shawn Wright, Systems Manager
Shawnigan Lake School
swright at sls.bc.ca

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