A home directory (or "home folder" on Windows and Mac OSes) is a file system directory on a multi-user operating system containing files for a given user of the system.

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Scanned Files from printer in Home folder Takes a while to apper - GPO issue?

I don't even know where to start with this. I recently setup home folders for those users that needed it. Then I used a GPO to created a subfolder in the home folder where our networked ...
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Prevent users from going upward from their home directories [closed]

I guess this questions has been asked a few times, but my needs are very specific, so I'll take my chance in asking. I have three users, which each have a folder in /var/share, soft linked to there ...
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WindowsNT.3.5 domain: location of homes

Context: I am working with a Samba PDC (not AD mode) which emulate a MS NT Server 3.5. My problem is with the following line on smb.conf: logon home = \\%L\%U This line makes users mount a home ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...
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Sometimes when users try to access their home folder set through their AD profile they cannot access it.

Sometimes when users try to access their home folder set through their AD profile they cannot access it. It does not give an error it will just sit there like it is loading but never loads. If I reset ...
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Change default home dir of user

I want to change the default home directory of a user from this: User: john Default home: /home/john To this: User: john Home: /var/www/project/new-home How could i do that? What i've tried so ...
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How do I set up home folders for users automatically without roaming profiles?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM running as my domain controller, and another Server 2012 VM instance that is my file server. On my NAS, I used to be able to create a user, and the NAS would ...
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HALP! I've inherited a permissions nightmare for redirected folders/home directories

My new employer has folder redirection setup for its hundreds of users, and the person who set it up didn't really know what he was doing. As a result, the best practices for permissions on ...
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Unable to create Home Directory for LDAP Login

I have linked my server with LDAP for ssh login. I get the Following error while logging in using ssh. Could not chdir to home directory /home/ldap/sharukhk: No such file or directory ...
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Set Windows share as network home for AD-joined Mac users

we've been seriously scratching our heads on this issue for the last few days. It's now time to ask other professionals on possible solutions for this. The situation and what we're attempting to do: ...
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Cannot login to RHEL6 server as any user except root - Says home directory cannot be found and shell permission is denied

As the question above states, I have a RHEL 6 server that is designed for SSH access, with root unable to login through SSH by design. When I am at the server locally I can login as root, but only as ...
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Best practice for defining user “HOMEDRIVE” “HOMEPATH” “HOMESHARE”

Is it considered a best practice to map domain users' "HOME" environment variables to a network path? If so, why? By "HOME" variables, I am referring to: %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH% %HOMESHARE% This ...
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How to automate directory creation on NFS-Server?

I created and configured a test-environment of 3 virtual machines: A FreeIPA server which provides krb5-authentication A NFS-Server using server 1 to secure itself A client that automounts home ...
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OpenSSH: allow users with writeable HOME to use publick key authentication

On a local workstation I need to have a handful of users to be able to freely write in each other $HOME. I KNOW this is a security breach and, in the specific situation, I do not care at all. I have ...
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Remote home-folders with optional but preferred locally-encrypted folder

I have the use case that on default all users are working within remote mounted home directories. However, sometimes they prefer a local home on one or more machines, e.g. because the network is too ...
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Automounted AFP home directories are owned by root (OS X Yosemite client, Linux Servers)

What I am trying to do but can't get to work I am trying to set up network users in Yosemite clients with their home directories on kerberised AFP. I am using automountd to have the home directories ...
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How can I change the directory in wich pam_mkhomedir creates the user's home directories?

I am using pam_mkhomedir to automatically create user's home directories when they first log in. However, the home directories are created inside the /home directory, while i need them to be created ...
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Migrate local user to LDAP server and keep the old user directory

I have an existing Debian server with a lot of local user (these user account are used for application authentication and keeps files in each home directory), and I want to migrate all the local user ...
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OS X server Open Directory fail over successfully but not the user home directories

We setup the OS X server Open Directory(OD) master and replica. Users are created on master and their home directories are on the master server. When the master OD server is down, the OD client (MAC) ...
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What is a good configuration for a zpool built from 8-10 SSD for a home file server exported via NFS?

So we have a bunch of SSD disks and would like to put them in a zpool on a Solaris 10 system. The file system will be exported via NFS to about 50 Ubuntu clients which will mount it as their $HOME. I ...
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How can I manually initiate the creation of a home folder for an AD user in Windows?

I have an AD environment with Windows 2008R2 Server where a few Windows 7 machines use FolderRedirection . Sometimes I need to re-initiate the homefolder creation process, but the only way I've found ...
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Puppet: How to enforce file creation in root's home folder?

I'm trying to set a custom .vimrc profile on all servers in the production environment by using Puppet. I wrote the following manifest: class vim { file { "/etc/skel/.vimrc": path => ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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Share /home between datacenters

I have two servers, placed at datacenters in holland and france. Both are running Debian Wheezy. I need to share /home between them, with good performance. There are 300-something users on the ...
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Allow users to install certificates in their home directory?

Usually SSL certificates are installed system-wide (e.g. in /etc/ssl/certs). Is it possible to configure OpenSSL in a way that allows user to put certificates in their home directory (for example in ...
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What's the difference between Home folders and Folder Redirection?

I found this (Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?) but it doesn't really answer my question. If I assign users a Home folder, is that essentially ...
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Shrinking or removing home partition in CentOS 7 installation [closed]

I made the mistake of creating a home partition that fills up all my disk space, and it's formatted in XFS, which to my knowledge isn't shrinkable. Since I have no use for the home partition anyway ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?

On the network where I work, it appears at various times people have had roaming profiles, user profiles, redirected folders, and home folders. What are the purposes and differences between these? ...
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SSH home directory per subdomain

I'm wondering if it is possible to set different home directories for the same ssh user for each subdomain. So let's say you login with ssh myuser@example.com your home directory will be: ...
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Cannot find home directory on Linux Server

I have recently been granted access to a Linux server where I transferred some data. Now, for some reason, when I use WinSCP or any other program to connect to the server, instead of logging in ...
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Add a Home directory for already created user when no direct root login available

I have a user account provided by client with unrestricted sudo access, but this user has no home directory. I want to create one, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I tried logging in as my ...
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Inheritable NTFS permissions and preventing user folder access Windows Server 2003/2008

A little bit of background: We currently use Windows Server 2003 and AD to control users and their data(we are looking at updating to Server 2008 R2 at some point in the medium future, but not ...
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Rebuild home directory after deletion

This is what happened: root@rasp:~# ls -al total 72 drwx------ 8 root root 4096 Jan 22 21:01 . drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Sep 11 14:27 .. -rw------- 1 root root 8079 Jan 22 19:55 .bash_history ...
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windows active directory profile regional

we are an organization with 40k users. This organization is composed of multiples structures. We have one single forest Active Directory with flat DIT. We want to keep this AD in order to ...
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Users can't access their samba shared homes from Windows

I installed and configure a Samba 4 as AD and I shared Homes. I can log in the Samba server and a Windows 2008 server with my users. However, on Windows, when I type "\IPSambaServer\user1" when logged ...
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Upgrading NFS/NIS Shared `/home` Setup

I am currently managing a network of workstations running different flavours of Ubuntu. The server (also Ubuntu) runs a NIS server and exports a shared /home directory over NFS (in v3 compatibility ...
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Puppet notice: current_value absent, should be present

I'm trying to add a user via puppet (v 3.2.4), and get this notice on --noop: Notice: /Stage[main]/Usergroup/Group[user_one]/ensure: current_value absent, should be present (noop) Here's my ...
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FTP: Access to homedir and /var/www

I want a FTP user to have access to homedir and also /var/www directory I have installed vsftpd via yum command and give them access to homedir. To have access to a homedir only, I've set ...
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Does changing the home directory of www-data break anything (esp. apache)?

We're running on Ubuntu and have an Apache2 webserver with some apps that require cron-jobs installed. The cron jobs occasionally send mails which of course goes to the www-data user. The home dir of ...
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Finding home directory of all users

I'm a software dev suddenly finding myself having to play SysAdmin. Recently, I was given a box previously administered by somebody else, and this SysAdmin kind of just did what he wanted. My ...
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Strange Folder Redirection

I've recently inherited a client who has a folder redirection policy GPO and home paths specified through user attributes in AD. Now the strange thing is, I have literally no idea how it is working. ...
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Managing access to multiple linux system

A searched for answers but have found nothing on here... Long story short: a non-profit organization is in dire need of modernizing its infrastructure. First thing is to find an alternatives to ...
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How can I “fix” a user that has no home dir but is logged in

I created postgres using the useradd command without thinking twice about it. I've already got postgres installed and running. I'm unable to add a home directory to postgres because the user is ...
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How do I get apache 2 to serve up home directory? [closed]

I have a domain name I have registered and it is currently showing the Apache 2 Test Page from the /var/www/html/ directory, I was wondering how I can get it to point to a home directory instead ie: ...
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How do I change www-data home directory from /var/www to /home/www-data?

I'm setting up a private Ubuntu web server. In my company I'm used to a deployment where the home folder of www-data is in /home/www-data, but on my plain Ubuntu installation it is in /var/www. Now ...
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Using Powershell to bulk change the Home folder path of AD objects - %username"?

I have done a lot of searching on this, and still cannot find the answer. I have created a script which will bulk move all user objects in one OU to another OU. This works fine. Now I am trying to ...
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Windows Folder Permissions Script

One client has a Windows Domain with Home Folders, directed to a share using a GPO (\server\share\%username%). The share has all users full control and the sub folders need permissions only for the ...
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Consequences of moving linux users home to non default directory

I'am wondering what the consequences in linux can be when we assign non default home directory to the users. So, use e.g. /encrypted-home/user instead of /home (that is, btw, also the reason why i am ...
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Bulk change of ownership

I recently migrated a server to another machine in our rack. They ownership/permissions didn't transfer when I moved /home from machine1 to /home on machine2 (both Ubuntu machines) The user accounts ...