4.5 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 VOL2:\USERS, it should be set to VOL2:\USERS\EBROWN.

Novell Storage Manager lets you easily standardize home folder attributes by overwriting attributes linked to the parent path.

  1. In NSMAdmin, click the Main tab.

  2. Click Storage Management.

  3. In the left pane, browse through the tree 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 Actions > Assign Managed Path.

  5. Select the Always overwrite Managed 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. Verify that the Run in Check Mode check box is selected.

  8. Click Run.

  9. Click Expand to expand the view.

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

  10. Click Collapse.

  11. If you approve of the actions Novell Storage Manager took in check mode, deselect Run in Check Mode and click Run.

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

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