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I am going to help you people who is looking for the Home folder solution which integrate with Active Dirctory and NetApp storage in Windows domain enviornment.
Active Directory Domain –> Windows 2008 AD
NetApp Storage–> FAS 270
Normal Users required 1 GB and Power Users required 2 GB
Create two volumes in NetApp ( Volume creation is not part of this article). One for normal users and another for power users
Create CIFS share for these two volumes.
We have given sharename as Normal Users$, It will be hidden and this share will not available if user browse \\filername
Enable Home Directories in NetApp
Restrict users to see other users home directories
By default no one able to access other users hoem folders, but they will be list access to these folders if they browse \\filername\normalUsers$.
FAS270> cifs shares cifs.homedir -accessbasedenum
once you apply this you will receive below error when user trying to browse the other user home directories
Map this share location in Active Directory. Go to Active Directory users and computers–>select user–> properties–>profile tab–> Home Folder
After this users can see home folder in their computer as home folder ( need to log off the machine)
Apply Quota for each user. Normal user 1 GB and power user 2 GB
– Login to Filer View of Netapp Filer
– Add Quota –> Select user as quota type–> and select the volume
Give domain name\ username
Hard Limit – 1 GB ( users cant save if they reach 1 GB)
Click Next–> Commit
That’s it. We have configured Home directories to end users through Netapp storage. Do let me know you need any more help to achieve this task