[K12OSN] RE: Eureka! Woo-Hoo! It works!

Henry Burroughs hburroughs at HHPREP.ORG
Wed Jun 9 17:12:30 UTC 2004

Congratulations Dave!

I'm going at this in a similar direction, but keeping my Active
Directory server in place since we already have one.  (On a sidenote, AD
actually is pretty easy to script adding users to...even using
ldapadd/ldapmodify/ldapdelete commands).  My user's home directories are
off my freshly upgraded Fedora Core 2 machine and shared by NFS for my
own system as well as eventual TS (SideNote: Autofs4 is fun... /net

Now I have a mixture of Windows 98/2000/XP machines.  How have you, Dave
and others approached the same home dir issue?

Taking those listed operating systems, has anyone mapped ye-old
standard  Windows 98 "My documents" directory and mapped it to the
network drive for the users?  Next, use either roaming profiles or mount
the "Documents and Settings" folder of 2000/XP off c:\ directly to a
home share off the server? 
Doesn't windows 98 save profile information on the share that is
designated the user's home directory?  How do you then correspond that
to the profile information for win2k/XP (or do you even want to
considering different application/os versions)?   
Now if 2000/XP "Documents and Settings" is mapped to the home directory,
the user will have a "My Documents" sub-folder under their home
directory, making it possible for them to save files above that (ie:
~<username>/filename.txt) under Linux and them then not appearing in "My

I've been mulling on this for awhile, and I am curious as to what others
have done in this realm.  Thanks!  This is a fun and valuable mailing
list to be on!

Henry Burroughs
Technology Director
Hilton Head Preparatory School
hburroughs at hhprep.org

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