Mac Thread, Magic Triangle Home Directory Issues in Technical; We are in the process of integrating several iMacs into our windows domain using the "Magic Triangle" configuration, However we ...
28th February 2012, 04:03 PM #1
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Magic Triangle Home Directory Issues
We are in the process of integrating several iMacs into our windows domain using the "Magic Triangle" configuration, However we want to keep users windows and mac home directories seperate, so when a user logs on to a windows machine they get there usual windows home stored on our 2008 server, but when they log into a mac they get a different Mac home directory that is stored on the Mac Mini Server (Running snow leopard server). All the clients also run Snow Leopard, Here is what i have done so far;
Mac Server is binded to AD and to itself and setup as a OD Master.
Clients are bound to Both the Mac server and the Windows Domain (in that search order).
The "Use SMB" and "Force Local Home" options are not selected on either the Server or the Clients.
I have enabled AFP and Setup and Automount to the Users Folder.
I have verified all DNS, Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones are all setup correctly etc.
I have attempted to setup an Augmented User Record but cannot get this option to appear in Workgroup Manager.
I have noticed that in Workgroup Manager AD accounts are showing an NFS and an AFP share both on the Mac server but i have no idea where this NFS is coming from or how to get rid of it?
ANY help on configuring this Dual Home Directories configuration would be hugely appreciated!
8th March 2012, 04:36 PM #2
I dont have any documentation of my own to hand right now - but hold on ill post a link in a 2nd - need 2 posts or greater
8th March 2012, 04:37 PM #3
or maybe more than a second
8th March 2012, 04:38 PM #4
8th March 2012, 04:43 PM #5
On your windows domain do you map home directories using AD or with a script?
9th March 2012, 03:21 PM #6
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Got it working in the end guys! Not sure exactly what i did, buts it working and thats the main thing
10th March 2012, 10:29 AM #7
I suspect its the dreaded force local home drive option in directory utility.
If ticked it will mount the home drive just to the desktop like local profiles on Windows. If unpicked it will mount the home drive path located in AD as the users home drive and any work produced will be stored directly onto the home drive.
Thanks to Rozzer from:
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