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How to block home path from AD being mapped on some particular system.

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  • Hello,

    I have requirement as below:

    All users are assigned home folder using home folder path attribute in AD. Some users login to multiple systems. I want that when these specific users login to these specific system/computer, home folder from homefodler path should not be mapped.

    Just For info : These specific users can be clubbed together under one OU ,if required. And these specific computers are under same OU.

    I searched, but could not find any way to do it. May be I find way/process how this home folder are mapped, I can find way to block it .Help appreciated!!!

    Thanks,

    Hasin Choudhary.

     

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015 5:29 PM

Answers

  • You could remove their home folder attribute from AD and set up a group policy preference drive mapping that points to the same location. Then use an Item Level Target to exclude the mapping on a certain group of computers.

    If my answer helped you, check out my blog: Deploy Happiness

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015 6:01 PM
  • > Is there any other solution, which includes not removing home folder
    > attribute, as I doubt that stack holders may not be ready with this
    > solution.  We want to explore every possible options before we decide on
    > any one solution.
     
    Joseph provided the most practical solution.
     
    If you do NOT clear out the home folder attribute, it will populate
    %homeshare%, %homedrive% and %homepath%, and if this path is missing,
    things will go odd...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Monday, January 12, 2015 12:57 PM

All replies

  • You could remove their home folder attribute from AD and set up a group policy preference drive mapping that points to the same location. Then use an Item Level Target to exclude the mapping on a certain group of computers.

    If my answer helped you, check out my blog: Deploy Happiness

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015 6:01 PM
  • Thanks Joseph,

    Is there any other solution, which includes not removing home folder attribute, as I doubt that stack holders may not be ready with this solution.  We want to explore every possible options before we decide on any one solution.

    Thanks,

    Hasin Choudhary.

    Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:28 PM
  • > Is there any other solution, which includes not removing home folder
    > attribute, as I doubt that stack holders may not be ready with this
    > solution.  We want to explore every possible options before we decide on
    > any one solution.
     
    Joseph provided the most practical solution.
     
    If you do NOT clear out the home folder attribute, it will populate
    %homeshare%, %homedrive% and %homepath%, and if this path is missing,
    things will go odd...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Monday, January 12, 2015 12:57 PM