[Samba] map user homes to a windows share

Neal A. Lucier nlucier at math.purdue.edu
Fri Nov 9 02:11:27 GMT 2007

Elvar wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've been tasked with setting up several computer labs in a school with 
> Ubuntu workstations. I have successfully joined those workstations to 
> the windows domain and set it up so they authenticate to the windows 
> domain as well. My problem is that I need to figure out how to have each 
> user's home folder on the Ubuntu boxes map to the users home folder on 
> the windows 2003 server. The share location of their home folders on the 
> windows 2003 server is something like 
> \\servername\docs$\students\%username%. I'm not even sure if I can map 
> to a hidden share "$" in samba and also specify the %username% variable.
> Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Pam_smbmount is most likely what you are looking for:



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