How to set up individual user folders

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How to set up individual user folders

Postby crlarsen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:01 am

Hi,

I have four users. Each user has his own Windows 10 user account. I haven't set up a workgroup in Win 10, and my users are using their Microsoft logins to access a shared laptop.

I would like each of my users to have their own, private My documents folders stored on the NAS drive.

What's the best way to handle this?
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby HarryPotter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:27 am

"user home service" is exactly what you need.
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby crlarsen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:30 am

I already have a folder called homes, where each user has a personal folder. Is that it?

Do you have any advice on how to configure access to these folders from Windows? When I try to assign a drive letter, I'm only able to assign a drive letter to the "homes" folder (the "root") rather than to a personal folder.
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby HarryPotter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:01 pm

If you didnt play around with permissions for homes (DONT TOUCH THEM!), non admin users can only see their folder called "home" (without "s" at the end).
If you alrerady set your own permissions to "homes" (once again: DONT TOUCH IT!) then you need to disable user home service, delete the shared folder "homes" and finally re-enable user home service.

Thats all you need to do.
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby crlarsen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:47 pm

Okay, I may have screwed this up already.

What's the purpose of the homes folder and the home folders respectively?
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby HarryPotter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:18 pm

The purpose is exactly what you need it for now. Easy to setup personal folders for each user. Can also be used for personal music library for Audio Station and personal web pages. Is used for Mail Station as well. Important is that you dont touch the permissions. Otherwise this feature doenst work as intended anymore.
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby crlarsen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:19 pm

Yes, but I'm just trying to understand the conceptual difference between home and homes. What is each of them meant for?
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby HarryPotter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:56 pm

home are symlinks to subfolders of homes. homes can only be seen by administrators.

homes - username1 (username1 sees it as "home")
homes - username2 (username2 sees it as "home")

https://www.google.ch/search?source=hp& ... fAFn6vxD_A
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby crlarsen » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:02 am

Ah okay, makes sense. So no other users than admins should have any sort of access rights to homes?
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Re: How to set up individual user folders

Postby HarryPotter » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:35 am

crlarsen wrote:o no other users than admins should have any sort of access rights to homes?

Yes, but again, the system is setting up the correct permissions itself. You dont need to correct anything. And according to the reported issues, you cant set it back to the initial values other than removing the whole thing.
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