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uwdsmj
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Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)

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:

 

auto.schema.remote.file.servoce: SMB

auto.schema.use.adhomedir: true

 

(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?

 

Thanks!

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LMcAndrew
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Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)

We are collecting some log files and will research this. 

I will post an update here when we know the answer.

 

Lance from Centrify. 

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gazzer82
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Registered: ‎09-29-2011

Re: Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)

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!

 

Thanks

 

Gareth

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gazzer82
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Registered: ‎09-29-2011

Re: Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)

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?

 

Thanks

 

Gareth

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LMcAndrew
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Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: Getting Macs (OSX Lion 10.7.1) to use network home directory (SMB)

[ Edited ]

Aha! .local.

You need to read this : 

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 Note on Nov 11: I've updated this post to point you to the article and published document. 

 

http://community.centrify.com/t5/The-Centrify-Apple-Guy/10-7-and-local-domain-issues/ba-p/2887

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