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How To Create A Second Home Folder On A Remote Server


Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP

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Summary

This article explains how you can use a small script to create a second home folder for a user for disaster recovery purpose.

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You can use a small script to accomplish this task.

The below script creates a second home folder for currently logged on user. This is very useful when you want to keep two home folders for one user.

REM ***START***

@echo off

Echo Script to Create Second Home Folder for currently logged on user account

REM The following command executes to create second home folder for user.
md \\server_name\Studentworks$\%username2%

REM The following command share second home folder remotely for currently logged on user.

rmtshare \\server_name\%username%2$ = c:\studentworks\%username%2

REM Now assign permissions to currently logged on user (Full Control)

xcacls.vbs \\server_name\studentworks$\%username%2 /g "domain_name/%username%":F

REM Now map second home folder to J:\ drive.

net use j: \\server_name\studentworks$\%username%2

REM ***End***

Please note: You must have the following tools available: Xcacls.vbs, rmtshare.exe

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Keywords: KB556070, kbhowto, kbpubtypecca, kbpubmvp

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Article Info
Article ID : 556070
Revision : 1
Created on : 3/4/2008
Published on : 3/4/2008
Exists online : False
Views : 329