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    Mapping AD home folder in OSX Lion

    Sorry if this has already been asked/answer...
    I'm in the progress of upgrading our iMacs from 10.5.8 to Lion (10.7). They used to map our user's Windows home directory fine, but when I upgraded one Mac to 10.7, it started mapping the Documents/Music/Pictures etc to the local Mac, i.e. when the user saved their work, it was svaed to the Mac's HDD rather than the NAS it normally would go on.
    My question is, is there a way to force the Mac to map to the user's Home Drive? I've tried using the option in the Directory Utility, but this doesn't seem to work.

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    If memory serves, turn them into mobile accounts...

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    I did this Monday, so I will take look tomorrow. We do have a Lion Server which we use to manage the clients. From memory I joined the Mac to AD and then used directory utility and went to the advanced settings for AD and removed the tick on 'force local home drive'. I have also upgraded the client to 10.7.4, whether that is important I couldn't say.
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    Ensure that the option to force local home drives is not selected under advanced options in directory utility.

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    The mobile accounts options was a no go, but thanks for the tip. I'm going to try unticking the force local home drives options. Cheers guys.

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    Honestly, I've never wanted to kiss anyone I've met on the internet ever. But unticking the force home folder worked! Thanks you all so much! That just seems so counter intuative, bladdy Apple...
    While I have your attention, has anyone sat the Apple Support Essentials exams? I'm currently studying for the Lion one (bad timing I know, as soon as I got the book they announced Mountain Lion...), can anyone tell me what the exam's like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirchie View Post
    Honestly, I've never wanted to kiss anyone I've met on the internet ever. But unticking the force home folder worked! Thanks you all so much! That just seems so counter intuative, bladdy Apple...
    While I have your attention, has anyone sat the Apple Support Essentials exams? I'm currently studying for the Lion one (bad timing I know, as soon as I got the book they announced Mountain Lion...), can anyone tell me what the exam's like?
    As long as you have read the book you should find it quite easy. I have done quite a few apple exams over the years and they have always been quite straightforward.

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    Great thanks!

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    Thank you, this thread saved me as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirchie View Post
    Honestly, I've never wanted to kiss anyone I've met on the internet ever. But unticking the force home folder worked! Thanks you all so much! That just seems so counter intuative, bladdy Apple...
    Well, "force local home drive" pretty much does what it says - it forces the local drive to be used for the users profile. Fortunately, it's very easy for you to fix.



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