+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
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 ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    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

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,208
    Thank Post
    893
    Thanked 1,773 Times in 1,529 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    461
    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.

    \\server\share\%username%

    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?

  3. #3

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,239
    Thank Post
    882
    Thanked 2,742 Times in 2,316 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    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.

    \\server\share\%username%

    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?
    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.

    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.

  4. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    TJIT (28th August 2011)

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thank you! Would love the script please. simontaylorjones at me.com

  6. #5

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,208
    Thank Post
    893
    Thanked 1,773 Times in 1,529 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    461
    Quote Originally Posted by TJIT View Post
    Thank you! Would love the script please. simontaylorjones at me.com
    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.

    Code:
    for /D %%i in (*) do (
       cacls %%i /T /E /G domain\%%i:c
    )

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Best set up for new users - Home drive permissions and shares?
    By reggiep in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 5th May 2011, 03:01 PM
  2. Share & Home Drive Sizes
    By mattx in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19th October 2008, 12:00 PM
  3. Home drive size limits - what are yours?
    By tarquel in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 16th July 2008, 09:58 AM
  4. Home Folder Shares
    By Gatt in forum Windows
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 30th May 2006, 04:37 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 1st October 2005, 02:55 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •