In attempts to automate a few things, I've come across a stumbling block with an import script for AD.

A part of the script contains:

New-ADUser -Name $Name –GivenName $Person.givenName –Surname $Person.sn –DisplayName $Name –SamAccountName $Username -HomeDrive "H:" -HomeDirectory $HDrive

The issue here is the -HomeDirectory $HDrive.

The variable $HDrive="\data\Staff Homedrives\"

How can i add %username% to the end of the HomeDirectory path?

1 Answer 1


If $UserName is the username, then:

$Hdrive = "\data\Staff Homedrives\$UserName"

Should do it.

  • Perfect! Thank you for helping the novice powershell user!
    – Cold T
    Jun 6, 2013 at 12:53

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