Home Folder server NTFS permissions and share permissions?!

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by UselessUser, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. UselessUser

    UselessUser Guest

    Hi all,

    I am setting up a new file server to store the users home folders, and have
    the following structure.

    Server -> users$ -> home folder of user

    I used to have a Microsoft document or KB stating what ntfs and share
    permissions I needed to set on the user$ folder for everything to work such
    as offline files etc, I have tried searching for it, can anyone help?

    Also currently we have an issue with our existing home folder server in that
    we as admins cannot get into the folders unless we take ownership... I have
    seen there seems to be to ways around this, set the user$ folder to have an
    explicit administrator full control permission, which gets inherited, or by
    using a GPO? recommendations?
    UselessUser, Mar 10, 2008
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  2. Note that home directories are pretty much a thing of the past. Folder
    redirection for My Documents, Application Data, Desktop (& even Start Menu
    if you wish) can be done to

    \\server\users$\%username%\My Documents
    \\server\users$\%username%\Application Data


    And you can map a drive in your login script for the users' specific My Docs
    folder if you want, although a mapped drive isn't necessary.

    You don't need to define a home directory path for this at all.

    This one?
    Make sure the NTFS permissions are correct as per the above doc, and then in
    your folder redirection GPO,make sure you have not ticked the box to grant
    the user exclusive rights to the folder(s). It won't correct your existing
    settings (you'd need to do that manually or via script) though.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 10, 2008
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