Assigning home drives in a Windows 2003 Active Directory network

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
How do you handle assigning home drives in a Windows 2003 AD network? I currently do it manually. Can I have it done automatically based on OU? I see a place for the home directory in the user's properties: can this be used to create the directory as well?

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\\server\homedirectoryshare\username [e.g. \\Yourserver\users\Fork92 ]

or, it can be scripted \\server\share\%username%

Directory permissions will still need to be manually set if you want them other than “full control”

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Here’s a nice article describing how to do it via a script. Then when you do the script itself, you can use Group Policy to push the policy to whomever you decide to. In my environment, we have an OU dedicated to all users (regular non-admin or service accounts). Assign this policy to this OU and you are set.

<a href=”http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2006/02/06/how-can-i-assign-a-new-home-drive-to-a-user-who-doesn-t-have-one.aspx”>Here’s the link</a>. (technet.com)

GPO Setting:
User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
Name is “Logon”

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