Folder structure of user's home folders on the servers
We are hoping to move away from the older structure which we have used for many years of one share per user.
H: -> \\server\studentid$ (located d:\shared\users\students\<letter a-z>\<student-id>)
H: -> \\server\staffid$ (located d:\shared\users\staff\<letter a-z>\<staff-id>)
Where the security is set on the share level and NTFS permissions are everyone - full control.
The user and domain admins are granted access at the share level.
These are generated each day by an in-house developed system,which queries the MIS system for new enrolments.
To one share for staff and one share for students as follows:
And where the permissions are set at NTFS level (presumably using Owner/Creator to set the user permissions automatically).
I just wondered how many people are still using one share per user and how many are using the latter model?
And also, what structure you are using?
It's going to be quite a big job writing a script to move all accounts from the old setup to the proposed one.
After that we plan to use a program like Dovestone ,which will automatically create them in this format.
We have up to 7,000 accounts created in the academic year and these will be spread across 4 servers at the 4 College sites. I have a system which automatically moves home folders to the server at the site where they are most loging on at.