Disabling Home directories, while keeping Net Folders

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  • 17-May-2013
  • 17-May-2013


Novell Filr 1.0


Admins wants to disable Home Directory, but keep Net Folders active.
Home Directory may have sensitive data that Admins don't want to let out.
Unable to directly select a option to stop home directories from syncing.


On the NetFolder server that gets added automatically for the Home Directory, remove the proxy credentials.  This will stop the home directories from syncing for the users.  Add a new net folder server (even if the volume is the same as the one with all the home dirs), then add a net folder for the share and it should be good to go.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

When the LDAP sync first occurs, if it detects users with a Home Directory configuration, it will automatically add the server to the Net Folders Server list, and should not be referenced by other non-home directory net folders. 

The admin should create a separate net folder server to handle other net folders.