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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Home network visibility [migrated]

I am setting up a network in my house and I am facing a problem. I cannot access my home NAS server that is currently under the second router from PCs that are connected to the main router, this image ...
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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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Setting up ProFTPd with default home directory based on username

I am setting up ProFTPd with MySQL authentication. It works so far, I can connect. However, I want to set the SQLDefaultHomedir directive so that I don't have to include it in my database. I want to ...
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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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VsFTPd - pam_mkhomedir

I am trying to set up a FTP server that authenticates against an LDAP server. This part is done and works. My server is VsFTPd on Ubuntu Server 11.04. But I have to create the home directories for my ...
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Cannot read/write FTP directory vsftpd on centos 6.0 (empty folder)

I have Centos 6.0 and installed vsftp with YUM, I added a user with Webmin panel, set its home dir to "/var/www/html" and its shell to "/bin/sh", user id is 500, user group is same as name: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...