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General Chat Thread, Do you guys "share" your staff / Student home drives? in General; Originally Posted by smithson83 @dave.81 I inherited a Network with individual shares for each user (also individual statics for each ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithson83 View Post
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    I inherited a Network with individual shares for each user (also individual statics for each IT Dept PC), one of the first things I did was to share the containing folder for each year group and the staff, re-map the user home drives to \\server\share$\%username% (select ALL pupls in YearX OU, Properties, Homedrive "\\Server\Share$\%username%", %username% is replaced by each of the users username, jobs a good un, althought I did make sure no one was logged in at the time)

    IMO there isnt a reason why anyone should be "Stuck" with individual shares
    For a moment I thought I'd missed the wood for the trees to sort our folders out then I remembered... not only do we have single shares but the My Documents folder is redirected onto the root share (as opposed to a folder under it e.g. %username%\My Documents)

    That makes it a bit funky when putting a new policy on that auto creates folders without changing the existing folders...

    I'd get this for any new users...

    \\share\%username%\My Documents
    \\share\%username%\Desktop (also redirected)

    Which then would break the existing ones... need to either move everyone onto a neater structure or some tricksy scripting to sort out the current folders

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    \\server\share\userdir - anything else just gets silly.

    And "My Documents" is pointed to \\server\share\userdir\Documents

    and @nephilim

    16 mapped drives? Crikey, we're gonna need a bigger alphabet.

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    Im about to give up and ditch FSRM quota limits and put the quota limit back on the drive as before Need Plextor !!!
    Cant find a GP to show quota instead of drive space...

    Started over from scratch.....
    Created a brand new home for test user: share H:\test\test_user, gave everyone full control permissions on all shares and folders, then set the quota to 100mb
    Again it appears at 1tb in the drive properties but DOES apply the quota....

    H:\Test_Staff <- works
    H:\staff_drives\test_staff <- doesnt work

    My only thought is that ive just noticed it is running Windows UDS Server 2003 SP2 and not R2...
    Last edited by burgemaster; 13th July 2011 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    \\server\share\userdir - anything else just gets silly.

    And "My Documents" is pointed to \\server\share\userdir\Documents

    and @nephilim

    16 mapped drives? Crikey, we're gonna need a bigger alphabet.
    Most of the staff have about 6 at the most!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    You do not need to 'share' every user area, just the containing folder. It's also very bad practice to do this as it was a carry over from the NT 4.0 days which some people seem to have migrated from platform to platform as new versions of Windows Server were relesed.
    For instance if you had \\server\yearx\pupilname, only the 'yearx' folder, needs to be shared, not the 'pupilname'. If you create your users correctly it will automatically grant permissions to the cretaed users folder preventing access to anyone else. I can't remember offhanf what permissions the containing folder should have, but I'm sure someone can let us know.
    This method creates the home folder fine for each user, but creates nothing in the profile folder location. Any quick way to setup profiles?

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    Confirmed:

    File Server Resource Manager (with server 2003 R2) does not correctly display the "home drive" Quota but instead shows the whole drive quota, unless each home directory is shared and the quota applied that share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Confirmed:

    File Server Resource Manager (with server 2003 R2) does not correctly display the "home drive" Quota but instead shows the whole drive quota, unless each home directory is shared and the quota applied that share.
    IIRC correctly it's a long standing bug. Last time I looked (pre win 2008) there was plenty lacking in windows file sharing; no file Veto, no auto create folders when students log in, no auto email quota, no soft quota, no remove nt acl support.
    Samba on linux is a massive improvement on windows file sharing.



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