[Samba] Users' Home Folders - conflicting advice in WiKi

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Apr 11 10:36:40 UTC 2020

On 11/04/2020 11:06, Roy Eastwood wrote:
> On 11/04/2020 11:00, Rowland penny wrote:
>>> Just confirmed that pam_mkhomedir is not enabled, created a new user test2 using ADUC.   Set the Home folder on the Profile tab
>> to
>>> connect H: to \\<server name>\users\test2 and the folder is created on the server.
>>> Regards,
>>> Roy
>> That is NOT the users home directory, Windows or Unix, you are setting the 'profilePath' attribute in the users AD object and
> Samba
>> does have the code for that.
> No, with respect, this is the Home folder - the User profile folder is at the top half of that tab.   I was setting the address in
> the lower half.  The fact that it is on the 'Profile' tab is a quirk of Microsoft, and has been there since Windows 2000 (or perhaps
> earlier!)
> Regards,
> Roy
I repeat, this doesn't work for me, not unless the users directory 
already exists. I will do more testing and then update the wiki.


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