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Active Directory changes the home folder path?
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:46:25 pm »
I've noticed that a lot of the active directory accounts change the default home folder location for no apparent reason. I think is happening is that SAMBA is reforming the path to the FQDN path but i cant see why.

In this example, our server that is named GXSERVER and the domain is named GX. we set up a file share on the server called FILES and set permissions to Read and write for the share. I also created a security group called STAFF.

I created a user called BOB, made him a member of STAFF and set him up with a default path of...


...but after a few hours, I go back and check it and its changed to...


this causes the client workstations (Windows 7) to not understand the drive mapping and bob loses access to the file share on the server until I go in, change it back and get him to log off and back on.

I have this problem on several servers I have deployed using a variety of versions of the software.  I cant seem to find a reason for this change unless its something to do with the way SAMBA formulates/translates the path name.

Any ideas?