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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How exactly does the home folder mapping in 2003 AD work?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a user's My Documents not being mapped to a network location as it should be. Most of the user have their AD account set to have H as their home folder and ...
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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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Windows Map to user home directory fails with %username% variable

I have a user johndoe with the following drive mapping in his login script (.bat file). net use y: \\myserver\users$\johndoe However, when I try to use a more generic mapping using the username ...
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Linux tmp-like dir in home folder?

I'd like to make a folder in my GNU/Linux home directory that behaves somewhat like TMPDIR (usually /tmp or /var/tmp); that is, a folder that deletes its contents on reboot or after they've started ...
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Ubuntu: How to decrypt home directory, swap (basically everything) without reinstalling?

I just faced a problem with encrypted home directory in Ubuntu Server 10.04. While I know a workaround, I want to just to completely remove encryption from everything. Any hints how to do that ...
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Jail user to only read/write into their user directory

I'm running a Ubuntu server and wanted to know if there was a way to only allow a user (connecting via FTP and SSH) read and write access to their own /home/user/ directory and not let them read or ...
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Common /home for a couple of Linux distributions

I want to learn one more Linux distribution. I'm serious and "one more" means the second one. I've been using a Linux distribution for almost a decade, I like it very much, but I want to learn ...
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Cygwin User/home folder non existant

I'm a novice at cygwin/linux administration so please be patient with my ignorance: I'm trying to change my .bashrc profile and setup (.gitconfig ) I can't seem to find my home folder. My hypothesis ...
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How to tell start-stop-daemon to update $HOME and $USER accordingly to --chuid parameter

I'm trying to run a service that uses $HOME and $USER environment variables. I could set them in service itself, but that would only be a temporary solution. Let's say I have a script test.sh with ...
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Starting a mysql server in my ${HOME}?

I'm not root on my server (linux) and this server doesn't currently run a mysql server as a daemon. Can I start a mysql daemon that would only work for my account and where the data/files would be ...
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Get Folder Size on Linux

I have a lot of home folders under /home/ and I would like to get the total size of each users folder in an easy to read list. ie /home/user1 100MB /home/user2 24MB /home/user3 54MB etc. ...
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It is fair to jail my SFTP users to their home directory?

roots. I'm running an Ubuntu 9.04 (home) Server on my LAN. I currently use it to store little web apps, photos, some subversion repository and stuff like that. My (few) users are friends of mine and I ...
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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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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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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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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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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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How to Set a Default Remote Path for Each Website on One Server? [duplicate]

I searched and read the previously-asked questions like this one change directory automatically on ssh login, or another one suggesting editing ~/.bash_profile, but as I understand, that will work if ...
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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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Users home folder getting deleted

Hopefully someone has come across this issue and knows why this occurs. Here is the setup. Recently, a customer migrated their AD servers from 2003 to 2012, everything went fine and it all works. ...
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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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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...
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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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How to Automatically Create Home Directory for Active Directory User on Solaris (using PowerBroker)

I have a number of existing users in Active Directory that need a home directory created. They don't log directly in to Solaris but into a service running on that box. If I login as them their home ...
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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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eCryptfs on ubuntu server : How to keep the home mounted without being over ssh?

I have a daemon program who need to read in a file who is saved somewhere in my home folder. But every time I close my ssh connection, this daemon can't read the file because it appear that eCryptfs ...
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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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OpenLdap synchronize home directory between client and server

I have recently setup Ubuntu ldap client authentication on karmic and lucid desktop clients and the ldap server is running on an 10.04 LTS server and this is the link I followed for client setup and ...
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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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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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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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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. ...