[Samba] Auto mapping to windows home drives?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Feb 10 17:42:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Ganguly, Sapan  wrote:

> This could be quite simple but I don't know how to do it.
> Does anyone know how I can automatically mount a users home drive (which is
> located on a windows server) when they log in?  Is there a pam module for
> that?

Have you read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf? I am sure I documented this.

There are three ways by which you can automap a network drive connection:

1) Through the User Profile information in passwd backend.

frodo:~ # pdbedit -Lv jht
Unix username:        jht
NT username:
Account Flags:        [UX         ]
User SID:             S-1-5-21-1593769616-160655940-3590153233-2000
Primary Group SID:    S-1-5-21-1593769616-160655940-3590153233-512
Full Name:            John H Terpstra
Home Directory:       \\frodo\jht
HomeDir Drive:        H:
Logon Script:         scripts\logon.bat
Profile Path:         \\frodo\Profiles\jht
Domain:               MIDEARTH
Account desc:         Master Sleuth and Watchmaker
Munged dial:
Logon time:           0
Logoff time:          Mon, 18 Jan 2038 20:14:07 GMT
Kickoff time:         Sat, 02 Jan 2038 00:00:00 GMT
Password last set:    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:57:25 GMT
Password can change:  Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:57:25 GMT
Password must change: Mon, 18 Jan 2038 20:14:07 GMT

See above the "Home Directory" and "HomeDir Drive" entries.

2) By storing persistent drive connections as part of the users' desktop
profile in their roaming profile.

3) Through a network logon script. The command that would do this for the
home directory is:

	net use H: /home

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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