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How to Create Your Own Catastrophe
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hobnobs From: hobnobs Date: August 28th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
OK... headache time...

Manually, it's possible to change the home directory on an NT4 Server; you'll need access to the administrative tools.

Mostly correct:
On the Server console go to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools (Common) > User Manager For Domains.

Open the account in question by double-clicking the username required, then go to 'profile'.
You can see where the user's home drive is mapped to, and change it manually. (Assuming this is the 'home directory' you're referring to.)

CTRL+C and CTRL+V are your friends, as you can dump the \\server\ part of the path into the clipboard and only have to type the user-specific part of the path as you mass-edit.

If manually editing the accounts is long, boring, and annoying then just treat it as a reminder of why it's a good idea to do it right first time. (Says someone who had to manually recover mistakes for around 14 hours once. Taught me well.)

Otherwise: (ie, the server doesn't have the admin tools and you're not able to install them.)
You'll need to install the admin tools on a workstation after logging in as a domain admin.
Then you can follow the above procedure, once you've identified the PDC.

Otherwise, I've never had to make such a massive group correction, and am not sure if it's even possible to it 'en-masse'.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 28th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Otherwise, I've never had to make such a massive group correction, and am not sure if it's even possible to it 'en-masse'.

I figured the same thing that you did. So I just scrapped the accounts, shares, and directories and just started over with my wonderful batch files and addusers.exe. Oh, and I actually tested one of the accounts too. :-)

Thanks for the suggestions!

(BTW, if you ever need an Excel program to help in making accounts and folders, let me know. I got it from another tech friend and modify it all the time - VisualBasic is your friend.)
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