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Powershell script to add home folder to users in Active Directory

Powershell script to add home folder to users in Active Directory

Powershell script to add home folder to users in Active Directory

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Hello -- I have been banging my head for a while now, trying to figure out how to write a powershell script with the quest powershell extensions, which will:

1) Query AD for users in a specific OU that don't have a home folder specified.
2) For each found user, add an entry, pointing U: to \\server\share
3) Create the actual folder on the server at \\server\share\%username% with full control for administrators and modify permissions for the %username%.
4) Schedule the script to run on a 2003 SP2 Domain Controller...

I am going to go out and buy a powershell for dummies book later today, and would appreciate it (if i get a response that is) if you could annotate the solution / script with explanations. This will help me learn how pshell scripting works. A VBScript to do this may do, and I'm pretty close with one, but I'd prefer to do this in powershell, since everyone is switching to pshell scripting. Thanks in advance!

RE: Powershell script to add home folder to users in Active Directory

I don't have a box to test however:

1) get-qaduser | where homefolder $null
2) map drive U yourself to the share root then:
pipe it into a New-item u:\%username% -type directory
3) Not looked at permissions
4) Schedule it on the file server containing the share would be easier...then it is a local creation.

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