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    Cylinder of Destiny

    Has anyone setup "The Cylinder of Destiny" with Snow Leopard??

    I've add all the necessary attributes to my augmented user to get an AFP home folder but when I run the createhomedir command, nothing happens.

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    Have you looked at this?

    AFP548 - Record Augmentation - Part 1 - The Cylinder of Destiny

    can you confirm that you can see the augments using the DSCL command. In all honesty I tried to get the IMHandle one working before but couldn't get it working so I left it and never went back to it. If you are successful perhaps you could post a write up on just how you did it. Would love to see an example working. Unlike mine

    Also I'm not sure that the createhomedir command works against AD users. Unsure as to whether the augment will make this work. If I understand correctly the augments only come into play when a user is logging in. As you would probably be using the creahomedir on the OD server I don't think the records would be merged together.

    If you are trying to created the Home dirs for AD users, i found the best way was to extract the user list using the DSCL command in terminal. Then using this list to script the creation process.

    The only downside to this is you can't query the groups and get a list of users inside those groups. Unfortunately it's all at once or nothing.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    After a lot of head scratching I found that my server had lost it's connection with the Active Directory.
    After binding the server to the AD again I was still unable to create a home directory using the "createhomedir" command but when I logged on to a client as my augmented user the home directory was created on my AFP server!! HAPPY DAYS!!

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    Excellent. Well done.

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    You've just spurred me on to re-look at what i was going to do before. Is it possible you could PM an example of how you created your augmented record?

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    Sorry I've only just seen your reply..
    I'm just writing up how I got the augmented users working. Once it's finished I'll PM you the details.

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    HodgeHi (30th April 2010)

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    Can you add me to the cc list on that PM too please fella?!

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    Will do... Just having an issue the auto-magically creating the the users. I've been looking at Bombich's script (Bombich.com: Mac OS X Management Custom Shell Script Library) but I'm struggling to get it to run

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    I've finally got eound to writing down some notes on creating Augmented Users. I've put it on my site
    Link it's mainly written to remind me how to do it!!

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    NotVeryPC. Do you still have your notes on creating Augmented Users? The link you supply above is dead.

    Thanks!

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    After ditching Augmented Users 12 months ago it's now back on the cards... Unfortunately even with my notes from 12 months ago I can't get the xml file to work correctly in the latest Snow Leopard release.. Is anyone else using Augmented Users??

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