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    just tried that and still no joy

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    ITS WORKING!!!

    i turned on the mobile account again and hey presto theres my files

    thanks for all you help guys, no thank you button but have added rep


    now to get this email working... do our servers need any specific services running?
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    tha magic of macs......

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    if you look back in my posts theres one about osx and exchange and that tell you what you nee to have running for the mail.app program to talk nicely to it, interms of entourage, head over to macbu.com

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    its all talking about exchange 2007 and were running 2003, im guessing it wont work?

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    aha! helps if you have the imap service running.....

    email now workign via the built in mail app, can access my network area and its joined to the domain and all hunky dorey


    thank you all so much for you help

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    no worries

    Macs arent so bad after all, some stuff is just poorly documented...

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    This may be of some use.
    Apple - Support - Discussions - Snow Leopard and DFS ...

    The reason you can now see the home dir is because it is now a mobile account the home dir is stored on the local machine. To verify this you could log off as your AD user and then log on using the local user account. Go to the Users folder found in the root of the HDD where OS X is installed and you should see a folder there with the AD users account name.

    Fully networked home accounts in OS X don't store information on the system for the user. It comes direct from the network. This is why when the clients get disconnected from the server, Finder crashes and causes all sorts of problems.

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    Yes i can see the user folder, but i can also see a collegues who logged on when the mobile user wasnt enabled?

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    This may be due to having 'Force local home directory on startup disk' ticked in the directory utility. It's under the User experience.

    For information purposes, in snow leopard you can also access the directory utility from the System Preferences. Just open Sys prefs and then go to accounts. Click on Login option and then click edit... next to the Network account server. This will bring up a dialog box where you can enter the details for the network servers you wish to authenticate against. There is a button in here that opens the directory util.

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    may or may not be useful

    script to map network shares and place on desktop but does assume users have their own share (which ive found works best with macs so \\server\fred$ rather than \\server\users$\staff\fred

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

    run through script editor compile as executable and add as startup item for appropriate user groups

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