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auto create new user's home folder on another local partition/drive using Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory

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  • hi,

    is it possible to AUTO create new user's home folder (such like user's documents folder on C: ) which located on another LOCAL partition/drive (e.g : D partition) so only authenticated user can open their own folder. 

    I want to implement this setting via group policy on my new active directory using Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Thank you

    Saleem

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:44 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum.

    Based on my test, we could use group policy setting “Set user home folder” to achieve your needs, the setting is under Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – System –User Profile.

    Notes:

    • Disable inheritance under parent folder and change the permission settings as below:
    • Keep full control permission for System, apply to this folder, subfolders and files.
    • Add read and write permission for domain users and only apply to this folder.

    If you have anything unclear, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards

    William


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    Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:07 AM
  • hi,

    William thank you so much for your kind response. I will try it first, hopefully it can achieve as expected.

    every new user which logged on a PC, the system (based on AD policy) will automatically create a new private home folder at D partition or another fixed location.

    I will contact you if there's another question.

    Kind regards,

    Saleem

    Friday, May 18, 2018 10:59 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    William


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    Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:20 AM