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Mac Thread, Mapping AD network user homes through OD in Technical; What version of OS X? Older ones simply don't support mounting subfolders with the AD plugin. It happens with AFP ...
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    What version of OS X? Older ones simply don't support mounting subfolders with the AD plugin. It happens with AFP too.

    You don't need user shares, but year group will work:

    You can mount 2012\username for example, I just had a share for each intake year and updated AD to match for windows with administrative shares further up for convenience.
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    Apologies for the thread necromancy, just hit the same issue myself and wondered if a resolution was every found?

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    I would suggest using a file path like \\fileserver\Students\%username% - this will work just fine.

    I think you've gone from no organisation for student home accounts to an unnecessary level of organisation.

    If you are interested in scripting shares then try this out - Script to Map Network Shares on OSX (AFP or SMB) - Blogs - EduGeek.net

    Create the script as an App, install it on all of the Macs and set a trigger to have it run at login, and periodically if you want (every 30). This can all be done using AppleScript.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_hannah View Post

    E:\Users - Shared as users$

    Share Permissions - Everyone Full Control

    NTFS - Auth Users - Read/List/Transverse
    - Creator/Owner - Full
    - System - Full
    - Local Administrators - Full
    - Local Users - Transverse/Write Data/Append Data


    E:\Users\ADSync - Not Shared

    NTFS - Creator/Owner - Full
    - System - Full
    - Local Administrators - Full
    - Local Users - Transverse/Write Data/Append Data


    E:\Users\ADSync\Students - Not Shared

    NTFS - Creator/Owner - Full
    - System - Full
    - Local Administrators - Full
    - Local Users - Transverse/Write Data/Append Data
    - Staff - Read/List/Transverse


    E:\Users\ADSync\Students\YearGroup - Not Shared

    NTFS - Creator/Owner - Full
    - System - Full
    - Local Administrators - Full
    - Local Users - Transverse/Write Data/Append Data
    - Staff - Read/List/Transverse

    E:\Users\ADSync\Students\YearGroup\Username - Not Shared

    NTFS - Creator/Owner - Full
    - System - Full
    - Local Administrators - Full
    - Local Users - Transverse/Write Data/Append Data
    - Staff - Read/List/Transverse
    - Username - Full

    So students, being a member of authenticated users and local users (through domain users) do have at least transverse permissions all the way down the folder path.

    Cheers for the help for far! Let me know your thoughts..

    Martin
    I think the problem could be that you are referencing a share "users$" in the path of your home directory location, instead of sharing out the actual file path (e.g. \\fileserver\users\YearGroup\) you are trying to map. So, OSX stops at the only location that is actually shared "\fileserver\users$" - I doubt that would ever work. I haven't tried it, but can't see how it could work.

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    All my user shares are "\\fileserver\users$\" and works fine, don't think anything special is going on with permissions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furby View Post
    All my user shares are "\\fileserver\users$\" and works fine, don't think anything special is going on with permissions.
    Yes, "\fileserver\users$\" would work fine, but "\fileserver\users$\Students\YearGroup\" would not because only "users$" is shared and not "YearGroup" - that is the problem the OP had.

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    I established that the share without the extra sub folders worked for my test pupil, however it turns out this wasn't exactly the same issue as the OP. Once I had ticked the overlooked "Force local home directory creation on start-up disk" tick box it 'just worked' and worked with our existing structure. Thank you for everyone who contributed to this thread and several others on EduGeek, without this resource I would have probably never worked it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
    Yes, "\fileserver\users$\" would work fine, but "\fileserver\users$\Students\YearGroup\" would not because only "users$" is shared and not "YearGroup" - that is the problem the OP had.
    Oops, didn't read the whole thing, my bad. Good to see people solving the dark of AD integration.

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