5.2 Assigning Missing Home Folder Attributes

The consistency check report’s DS Path column indicates the path (also referred to as “attributes”) of the user’s assigned home folder. If no path is indicated, it is because the home folder attribute is not set in Active Directory.

File Dynamics allows you to populate any missing home folder attributes or correct attributes that are not configured correctly. You do this by selecting a path and looking for a match on each user’s ID. You also have the option to overwrite an existing attribute based on a match found.

If no home folder exists for the user, File Dynamics can create one automatically once the target path for the home folder is indicated in the policy. For more information, see Section 5.3, Standardizing User Home Folder Attributes.

  1. In the Admin Client, click the Identity Driven tab.

  2. Click Identity Objects.

  3. In the left pane, browse through the domain so that an organizational unit with users that need home folder attributes appears in the right pane.

  4. In the right pane, select the desired container.

  5. Click User > Assign Managed Path.

  6. In the Matched Path Assignment region of the window, make sure the Assign if associated path attribute not set option is selected.

  7. Click Browse, use the Path Browser dialog box to browse to the path where you want all home folders in the selected organizational unit to reside, then click OK.

    The selected path appears in the Parent Path field.

  8. In the Targets region, click Add.

  9. Use the Directory Services Browser to locate and specify the container where the users who will be assigned a managed path are located.

  10. Click Preview.

    Preview allows you to view the results of the action, without actually making changes.

  11. Click ^ to expand the view.

    File Dynamics summarizes any problems it can resolve in the Action column.

  12. Click ˅.

  13. If you approve of the actions File Dynamics took in Preview mode, click Execute.

  14. Run a new consistency check report by selecting the organizational unit you selected in Step 4, clicking Consistency Check, then clicking Execute.

  15. Observe that all users now have home folder attributes listed in the DS Path column.