Monday, February 04, 2013 2:42 PM
In the past we have always manually created a new 'Home' folder and setup share and permissions for every new user. The made sure its set correctly for the user to map to H:\ in AD Users and Computers.
Is this still the most effective way to do it, or is there now a better way?
I'm building a new 2012 Server and want to do it the most efficient way.
Monday, February 04, 2013 11:12 PM
Yes there's a better way.
The best way to do it is via Folder Redirection (see link), however that would entail new ways of working for your users (removing the H drive for example).
If you want to stick with your current approach of 'home drives' then you can simplify the process massively by using the %username% variable directly in the user's AD object (see link). New folders will be created for new users automatically when they first log in, you can also map the H:\ drive based on their username so no manual tasks (you need to set up the root folder for the shares with proper CREATOR OWNER permissions as a one-off activity).