In the past I've tried to use DFS for users shares and found that the
performance was very poor compared to just a straight share UNC. Have
you seen any performance degradation from using DFS?
On 8/2/07, Dennis Kelly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> If you're only concerned about home directories, you can use the
> native Administrative Tool "Active Directory Users and Computers".
> Select all the users you want to modify and
> right-click "Properties". You can go to the profile tab and click
> "Home Directory" to
> modify a property for multiple objects. It does allow the use of %username%
> Also, to avoid this problem in the future, you may want to investigate
> the use of DFS... it's a very flexible way to mange, load-balance,
> etc. your network shares. I use domain DFS root so that I can
> replicate the published links across both domain controllers for
> additional reliability. You can then use notation like this for
> mapping user directories:
> where \\domain.com\dfs is my dfs root. The link "User" points to a
> share \\some-server\User. If some-server is replaced with
> some-other-server, I only need to update the DFS link on one of the
> domain controllers to point to \\some-other-server\User.
> Boom it's replicated, and boom no headache of remappings. I use this
> for any/all network shares here in Jackson Hole. I can send you my
> documentation on it if interested.
> On 8/2/07, Ehren Benson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Nag-
> > I was wondering if any of you windows folks ever used the tool admodify.net
> > to do mass AD changes. I am trying to use it with a LDAP filter to find all
> > users who currently have a home directory and then select all of those users
> > and change the location of their home directory (we got a new box for home
> > directories). However it seems when I use the %USERNAME% it does not
> > enumerate the variable…it just sets each users profile path to
> > \\server\users\username (instead of replacing %username% with their actual
> > username).
> > Wondering if anyone else has used it and possibly ran into this issue, or
> > has had good luck with some other scripts/tools.
> > NOTE: I decided to use admodify with the LDAP filter because I don't want
> > to change the path for EVERY user, because some do not have home
> > directories, and those who do not have them I would like to remain that way.
> > Thanks
> > /Ehren
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