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HomesPlus 2.22
A utility for (re)creation and maintenance of home directories and some user attributes.
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Updated: 17 Mar 2004
File Size: 1.5MB
License: Trial (Full: 25 Euro)
Download 1:  homesplus222.zip
Home Page: http://www.hbware.com
Publisher: Hans Boone
E-mail: Hans (at) hbware (dot) com
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Features: You can use the program to create new home directories, or use the program for re-creation of the HOME DIRECTORY attribute in the NDS after a migration and so on.

Or, Set/Clear Default server, add the user to an NT4 Domain, or add a user to groups, roles or even create an alias for the user. All options can be done independent of each other.

The program has a few different user selection options, e.g.: Context, Group or LDIF file, CSV file and more.

For Home Directories: You can select to create the NDS home attribute or the home directory itself (or both), and you can set the directory attributes, trustee rights, volume-space restrictions, directory quotas or ownership for all files in a home directory (especially useful after a migration).

Other functions: (1) Mass delete home directories, (2) Find obsolete home directories, (3) Check home directory consistency (is the a home directory attribute in the NDS, does the directory exist, duplicate use of the same directory). (4) Move/Copy home directories to another volume or server (within the same tree) with attribute and trustee rights. (5) Create an overview of home directory limits. (UserSpace restrictions/Directory quota). It is possible to use the export as an import for changing the values.

User management: You can add an Alias object for a user-object, add group memberships and/or "apply" a template to a user-object. This can be useful after creating user- objects with a LDIF export from some other program. You can select which attributes of the Template-Object you want to use. It is also possible to clear-user attributes.

Creation of a user depend directory other than the Homedirectory. e.g. the GroupWise archive directory, it is possible to set file rights / some directory attributes and directory quota or user space.

The program can also be started with command line parameters, so it is possible to create batch jobs to do the work for you.


  • Filedate stamps during copy/move are now correct.
  • Problem with start parameters, wrong volume object was sometimes used.

The program needs a license; without a license the program will only function for five users of a selection. Obtain a trial license from www.hbware.com/products/order2.php.

In HomesPlus 2.22 (and before) there is a problem with the "inherit rights mask" on directories and files during copy/move. FixedCopy.exe is a special edition of HomesPlus, where this problem with the copy/move function is fixed.

Installation: Extract FixedCopy.exe to the program directory of HomesPlus, and use the program for copying Homedirectories.