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Auto creating user home, roaming profile and redirection folders

If you’ve looking for the best way to “auto-create home, roaming profile, and folder redirection folders instead of Administrators creating and configuring the NTFS permissions manually.” The techniques in this post requires you to use the environment variable %USERNAME% in the user’s home folder attribute when you create the users account. We will also make use of the “$” symbol in the share name; which makes the share hidden from anyone who attempts to list the shares on the file server via computer browsing.

Home directory: Home folders are created automatically when the user’s account is created and an administrator has enabled the use of home folders. You change the home folders for the user afterwards, but we are all about making the Admin’s life easier.

Create the folder and enable sharing. As you can see in the picture, we create the share name and added a dollar sign ($) to the end.

Next, we’ll configure the share permissions. It is important to note that there is a difference in the default permissions for a share between Windows NT/Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. By default, Windows 2000 gives the Everyone group Full Control permissions. Windows Server 2003 gives the Everyone group Read permissions. However, we’ll change this to[…]

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