Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)
09-20-2011 11:05 AM
I could use a hand getting Macs (OSX 10.7.1) to map and use a user's network home directory.
Express is installed on the mac and AD users can log in, however home directories are being created and used locally (/Users/<username>), instead of the desired behavior, which is to mount and use users' network home directories.
In /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf has:
(followed by adflush/adreload, and has been rebooted since this setting was configured)
In AD, users' Profile, home folder is set to connect, using path "\\<fileserver>\<username>" -- where <fileserver> is actually a Linux server sharing out users' home directories via SMB -- home directories work as expected when users log into a Windows machine on the domain.
What am I missing to get Macs to automount and use the users' network home directories on user login?
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09-20-2011 11:51 AM
We are collecting some log files and will research this.
I will post an update here when we know the answer.
Lance from Centrify.
09-29-2011 01:06 PM
Im struggling with this too, seems to be that if i set a path on the AD user profile it get's ignored. However if i set the a path and drive letter the logon never completes, just sits there with the spinning wheel.
The user i am trying did log into this computer before i had edited the config file to use the network home directory. Do i need to some way clear/flush the user so they are created again from scratch with the correct redirected user folders?
I am also one of the suckers trying to get a 10.7 mac to join a .local domain. It frustrates the hell out of me that between them MS and Apple/Samaba could not come up with a different default/suggested suffix for the domain.
I am currently downloading the developer preview of 10.7.2 as this seems to have a lot of AD fixes in it so that may help, will let you know if it does!
09-29-2011 01:19 PM
Actually scratch that, it does work, but take a massivley long time to login, over 10 minutes!
Is there a way to troubleshoot what is happening during the logon process that is causing it to hang for so long?
10-05-2011 12:02 PM
You need to read this :
Note on Nov 11: I've updated this post to point you to the article and published document.