How do you do....it? Thread, Pupil Home Drive Shares one share or hundreds? in Technical; Hi all, I have inherited a completely unmanaged network that is a complete mess.
I have just created the new ...
28th August 2011, 12:25 PM #1
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Pupil Home Drive Shares one share or hundreds?
Hi all, I have inherited a completely unmanaged network that is a complete mess.
I have just created the new intake AD accounts, all 310 of them and was just about to start sharing the drives using RMTSHARE (that is also crashing!) then I had a though, is this the best way?
if I do share individual folders I can then use the %username% for AD drives etc.....but I read somewhere that it is better practice to share the folder above, like Intake2011$ and then set permissions after that...
I can see the benefit of that, any thoughts???
Also I read that AD can automatically create the Home Drive shares?
Thanks in advance for your help
28th August 2011, 12:27 PM #2
I put all my home areas in one hidden share. then the folders in there match the usernames.
If you setup your share and setup your accounts, select them all in the home area section put in the below it will create and set permissions for the home areas.
If you want to migrate the rest of the home areas in there move them into the folder repoint them in AD and i have a script that will set the permissions for these folders if you like?
28th August 2011, 02:07 PM #3
I also do the same thing, puts less load on the network provider as well, not that it matters much any more but config wise I find it more efficient.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
I'd also look at using DFS so you can do \\domain.internal\dfsroot\share and point that to whatever server it is on, as it works like a shortcut it means you can change the actual location then just change it once in DFS settings rather than through all sorts of configs etc.
28th August 2011, 04:43 PM #4
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Thank you! Would love the script please. simontaylorjones at me.com
13th September 2011, 12:25 AM #5
Sorry about the delay here it is. Put the below in a batch file then run it from the root of the folder you store your home areas. You do need to change the domain section to the name of your domain.
Originally Posted by TJIT
for /D %%i in (*) do (
cacls %%i /T /E /G domain\%%i:c
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