home directory rights and mapping for windows 98 clients

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?Um91bmR5?=, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. I am attempting to map the home directory from a windows 98 client. What I
    would really like to do is some sort of client detection and then run the
    proper script.
    I was able use net use h: /home but when I look at the mapped drive in my
    computer, it is only mapped to \\servername\home$\ and not to my specific
    user directory.

    I setup the home directory in active directory under the profile table to be
    \\servername\home$\username (not the variable the actual username)

    I gave the administrator full control of the home directory, and gave the
    administrator full control over the user's directories as well. The user
    gets everything but full control on their actual home directory.

    Any guidance would be appreciated regarding client detection, and what
    security rights to assign so that when I use net use h: /home it maps to the
    actual user's directory. when I am in the dos window still, if I type h: it
    takes me to h:\user>, and I can see everyhing.
    =?Utf-8?B?Um91bmR5?=, Jul 22, 2005
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  2. Windows 98 cannot map to a subdirectory of a share, only to a share itself.
    So if you want it to be able to map to \\servername\home$\username, that
    folder must be explicitly shared on the server hosting it.

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    Richard G. Harper, Jul 22, 2005
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