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Is it feasible to have home folder hosted with NFS?

I'm planning to deploy some kiosk computers and would like to leave them with a small pendrive as boot disk, keeping the rest at an easy to back up server, ala LTSP. Right now I'm pondering two ...
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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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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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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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/home/vhosts/ or /var/www/

Some web servers I've come across use /home to store the site files: /home/vhosts/www.example.com/ Others use /var like: /var/www/www.example.com/ What's more clean and "Linuxy"? Should we all ...
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How to do central home directories and user accounts on Ubuntu?

I need to set up a network of twenty Ubuntu machines and a server. As it is now, the users have local accounts on the machines, but I want to have centralized user authentication, with all user info ...
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Mounting Linux user home directories on CIFS server

I was wondering about peoples experiences with mounting users home directories from an Active Directory authenticated CIFS server under Linux. Preferably the mount would be accomplished upon login ...
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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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Changing Network Path of Offline Files

Many of our users have their Home folder set as Available Offline. Their Windows 7 laptops will not be back on our network for a few weeks. In the mean time, we're setting up new servers and ...
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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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Lab User Accounts

I work for a school division (K-12). While I am most interested in what works well on the Mac, Windows and Linux administrators must face the same issue and have analogous solutions. Most of our ...
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Central “/home” using SSHFS?

The standard way to setup a central "/home" directory on a Linux workstation is using NFS. The problem is that I don't like the lack of real security in NFS. So instead I want to try to use SSHFS. ...
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Automate new AD user's home folder creation and permission setup

I know if we setup a base folder or a profile path in the Profile tab of an AD user, we can copy it and the folder creation and permission setup will be automated. My problem is that not all my users ...
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Pitfalls to using Gluster as a home/profile directory server?

I was asking recently about options for divvying up access to file servers, as we have a NAS solution that gets fairly bogged down when our users (with giant profiles, especially) all log in nearly ...
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CentOS 6: No separate /home partition

I do not want /home in a separate partition for a new CentOS 6 install. However, there no longer appears to be a "Review and Modify Partition Layout" in the text installer. How can I do this? EDIT: ...
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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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Script to reset home directory permissons on a windows share

Has anyone used a script to reset the permissions on a directory of Home Directories? I'm thinking some combination of FOR loops and CACLS to add an inheritable Modify permission to a folder using ...
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Giving UNIX system services access to restricted user home directories

I need to restrict the permissions of user directories in /home so that, for some accounts, other users can not read files or cd in to them. But I still need to give system services access to them. ...
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.htaccess Allow owner of home directory only?

Suppose I have a home directory "~someuser/www" which Apache (maintained by someone else than me) exposes as http://www.myserver.com/~someuser . If I want to limit this directory to certain users, I ...
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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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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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How to set a specific directory location for individual MySQL database?

Is it possible to set each database in MySQL to use a separate datadir? I'm running a userdir development (sandbox) server and would like to put the MySQL data files for the database(s) for that user ...
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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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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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Open directory, external NFS file shares and automounter

This may be a big one. I've set up Open Directory on Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with users to allow everyone on the network to logon to any client with these centrally stored users. Before this ...
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Linux FTP can't CD to anything before home directory

I've connected to my ftp server from my local linux terminal. As far as I understand I've been using the ! to navigate through local files (i.e !ls vs ls) I can't seem to cd .. to my home folder, ...
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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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Default Home Folder Permissions on CentOS 5

Whenever I create a new user in CentOS 5, their home folder is automatically given the UGO setting of "755", how can I change the default to "700"? Also, the server is technically ClearOS, but it's ...
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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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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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Set owner of new users home folder to user instead of BUILTIN\Administrators when using ADUC (on Windows Server 2008 R2)

In our AD, we create new users by copying a default user in ADUC. For the default user we specified a home folder using the %USERNAME% variable (mapped to H:): \fileserver\homes\%USERNAME% For new ...
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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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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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Using OSX home directories from linux

I'm running an OSX (Snow Leopard) Server with OpenDirectory, which is nothing else than a modified OpenLDAP with some Apple-specific schemas. However, I want to reuse this directory on some of my ...
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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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Should I encrypt my home directory (Ubuntu Server)? Case scenarios: Dev Server, Production Server, Desktop, etc

I did some searching and found that the biggest downfall is performance. How big is the difference between encrypted vs non-encrypted? What types of setups would you use it for and which wouldn't? ...
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Apache doesn't serve home dir

I want to serve a home dir from apache but it's going to a permission denied error. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with Apache2. The error in the log file is: [Tue Jun 21 15:55:34 2011] [crit] [client ...
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How to change mount point for /home

I am using CentOS 5.8 x64bit I have all my users directories in the /home/ directory, the drive which CentOS is installed along with /home is on /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00 And its getting ...
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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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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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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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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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What permissions needed to map a drive in Win7 vs. XP?

We are transitioning from WinXP workstations to Win7. Our users have home directories set up as drive letter G:, assigned via Active Directory. The server is Windows Server 2008. We have a user that ...
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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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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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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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Windows 2008 R2 not all folders showing in user home folder after migration

During our migration process from SBS2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2, I copied the user home directories across to their new location on the Windows 2008 R2 server. I have a specific problem with one ...
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Apache virtual host configured with a sym-link to a folder in my user directory fails with 403 Forbidden

I'm sure someone has asked/answered this before but my search hasn't helped me much so... I have Eclipse IDE installed on my Linux box (LM13) with the 'workspace' folder located @ ...
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Debian home directory permissions get resetted

On Debian Squeeze once a day the home directory permissions of one specific user get resetted to chmod 700 and chown root:root. Every day I have to set the permissions manually to login properly. ...
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Upstart: running app from home folder

I've created two user accounts for two applications: mongod and node.js. Both of these store their data in their home folder. This keeps data "sandboxed" and prevents them from needing to be in the ...