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    Macs drive mapping

    We are changing how the macs are binding to the windows system.

    we are using the built in apple features

    can we map windows drives (home directories) and/or shared drives for a user when they log in

    we are having issue with the mapping atm but the logging in is working.

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    ive written a script compiled it as an executable and placed it in applications and set it so when any user logs in it runs

    Code:
    set MyName to do shell script "whoami"
    tell application "Finder"
    try
    mount volume "smb://server.school.local/" & MyName & "$"
    do shell script "ln -s /Volumes/" & MyName & "$ ~/Desktop"
    end try
    try
    mount volume "smb://server.school.local/" & "resources$"
    do shell script "ln -s /Volumes/" & "resources$" & " ~/Desktop"
    end try
    try
    mount volume "smb://server.school.local/" & "multimedia$"
    do shell script "ln -s /Volumes/" & "resources$" & " ~/Desktop"
    end try
    end tell

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    Networking Windows with Mac OS X - Mac Guides

    Helped me out with the new mac installs

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    Hi Sted

    Quick question - do you use the macs with your windows AD?

    If so, doyou mount their windows home drive into the Mac?

    Thanks


    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceebster View Post
    Hi Sted

    Quick question - do you use the macs with your windows AD?

    If so, do you mount their windows home drive into the Mac?

    Thanks


    Chris
    yup 2003 r2 ad domain (no mac servers)

    yup their homedrive maps to their ad specified user area i just use the script to add it as a desktop icon as well as the dock bar. Id like to get it using their network space as default on the mac but so far have not gotten that working but atm im still really testing the system the school in question have 4 imacs and have dished out 3 of them for teachers/pupils to test and give feedback

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    Hi Sted

    I do have an X serv, and i am able to login to our macs with windows credential, and it works. I need to modify some permissions on the \\%nameofserver%\studentshome\year2009 folder structure to allow the mac to see their home drive and sync correctly.

    What permssions to you have on your windows side for the students.

    we have worked out we need to add the local users group with special access on List and read files only


    Curious


    Thanks


    Chris

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    i gave up using \\server\users$\2009\username home areas as i couldnt get it to work and converted them to \\server\username$ shares

    permissions wise kids have modify (or full control depends when the account was created) to their own area and nowt to the rest of the users$ share

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    i assume your students access their shares from the windows side? when on the macs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    i gave up using \\server\users$\2009\username home areas as i couldnt get it to work and converted them to \\server\username$ shares

    permissions wise kids have modify (or full control depends when the account was created) to their own area and nowt to the rest of the users$ share
    I have found OS X won't map to a sub folder for user homes.

    \\server\share\folder works
    \\server\share\sub\folder does not.

    In the end I had to redo my entire windows side to accommodate the macs (setting up a share per year group where it was a single share before). I do however modify the hosts file on the mac clients so that while they map to the same path as windows, the folder is actually on a completely different server (so as not to get all those messy mac files in their home folders on windows). That and I also use afp on the mac file server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I have found OS X won't map to a sub folder for user homes.

    \\server\share\folder works
    \\server\share\sub\folder does not.

    In the end I had to redo my entire windows side to accommodate the macs (setting up a share per year group where it was a single share before). I do however modify the hosts file on the mac clients so that while they map to the same path as windows, the folder is actually on a completely different server (so as not to get all those messy mac files in their home folders on windows). That and I also use afp on the mac file server.
    so for example

    \\server\share\folder works would this be \\server\share\%username%

    \\server\share\sub\folder does not. is \\server\students\year2009\%username%

    are all the students home directories in the one folder?? how much pain was it moving all these?? and did you modify any permissions when you did move them??

    thanks

    Feebs

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    Quote Originally Posted by fil_b View Post
    so for example

    \\server\share\folder works would this be \\server\share\%username%

    \\server\share\sub\folder does not. is \\server\students\year2009\%username%

    are all the students home directories in the one folder?? how much pain was it moving all these?? and did you modify any permissions when you did move them??

    thanks

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    User folders are still divided by year group. That is the same setup we had. Now I have a share per year group.

    d:\users\students\09\%username%

    Everything stayed where it was, along with permissions staying the same. All I did was add new shares for each year group (09 etc). I did have to change the home folder path to reflect this but that's all. You will need read (this folder only) on the share root (09) for users, but access based enumeration will continue to hide the other folders.

    So it's not too bad here, changing from 3 shares (staff, student, admin) to a few more (staff, admin, year groups) and then updating the user home drive path in bulk.

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    which one is your share - 09?

    or students?


    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceebster View Post
    which one is your share - 09?

    or students?


    Chris
    09, it was students before the Macs.

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    and just to confirm you kept the same permmissions on the users folders but just had to change the profile path in AD?

    Sorry for lots of questions - doing our head in here


    Cheers


    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceebster View Post
    and just to confirm you kept the same permmissions on the users folders but just had to change the profile path in AD?

    Sorry for lots of questions - doing our head in here


    Cheers


    Chris
    Yes permissions remained the same, as long as users have read (this folder only) on the (new year specific) share root to traverse to their folder it should work. I already had this in place on each folder anyway as while you don't need it on windows to map the folder it can break things like office when it starts are the root of the share.

    Should anyone be using MS office on Mac there are other folders that need to be created to allow it to save and overwrite files. I can provide these details if anyone needs them

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