5.3 Standardizing User Home Folder Attributes

As a best practice, you should have all of your user home folder attributes set to a path that ends with the user’s home folder name, rather than the parent path. For example, instead of user EBROWN having a home folder attribute of \\SERVER-NAME\SHARE-NAME\HOME\USERS, it should be set to \\SERVER-NAME\SHARE-NAME\HOME\USERS\EBROWN.

File Dynamics lets you easily standardize home folder attributes by overwriting attributes linked to the parent path.

  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 a container with users that need standard home folder attributes appears in the right pane.

  4. In the right pane, right-click the desired organizational unit and select User > Assign Managed Path.

  5. Select the Always overwrite associated path attribute option.

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

  7. Click Preview.

  8. Click ˄ to expand the view.

    File Dynamics summarizes any problems it can resolve in the Action column. Resulting home folder attributes that are created will be displayed as “Match found. Managed Path would be set.”

  9. Click ˅.

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

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

  12. Observe that all users who did not previously have proper home folder attributes, now do.