[Samba] Correct syntax for --home-directory option in samba-tool

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 24 08:11:25 MST 2014

On 24/11/14 14:53, "Th. Söldenwagner" wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working at a school and have to change lots of users every 6 or 
> twelve months.
> Until now i used the following for loop on this behalf:
> for i in $(cat user.txt); do samba-tool user add $i  password 
> --must-change-at-next-login --home-drive=H: 
> --home-directory=\\\\elektra\\home\\$i --script-path=domusers.cmd; done
> This worked fine but today I recognized that everything looks fine in 
> ADUC except that there was no home directory created for my users.
> I had to create it with another for loop.
> Thanks for any hint
> Thoralf
Enclose the path in double quotes i.e. 


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