Creating a user directory other than home directory

Hey there,

I have a two-fold problem.  I have JRB utilities but I can not see how to
make this work.

We created a directory in the users home directory.  We want to move all
these directories out into another main directory and have the same file
rights.  Plus, when we add new users, we want this directory to be created
automatically.

Each teacher has a directory called GQWIN in their home directory.  This is
their gradebook.  We want to move all of the teachers gradebooks into one
central "Gradebook" directory, then their username, then the GQWIN
directory.

Current

%home_directory
|
-GQWIN


Hopeful

"Gradebook"
|
-Username
    |- QQWIN

Can I do this?

Tom


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Tom
5/10/2004 8:57:03 PM
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What version of JRB's do you have. In version 10, John has developed a new
server based module that monitors the home directory attribute, AFAIK. It
can create the homedirectory and subdirectory structure for you.

The module is called makehome.nlm

"Tom Hafemann" <Thafemann@csd.k12.wi.us> wrote in message
news:z0Snc.6637$Ob.682@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Hey there,
>
> I have a two-fold problem.  I have JRB utilities but I can not see how to
> make this work.
>
> We created a directory in the users home directory.  We want to move all
> these directories out into another main directory and have the same file
> rights.  Plus, when we add new users, we want this directory to be created
> automatically.
>
> Each teacher has a directory called GQWIN in their home directory.  This
is
> their gradebook.  We want to move all of the teachers gradebooks into one
> central "Gradebook" directory, then their username, then the GQWIN
> directory.
>
> Current
>
> %home_directory
> |
> -GQWIN
>
>
> Hopeful
>
> "Gradebook"
> |
> -Username
>     |- QQWIN
>
> Can I do this?
>
> Tom
>
>


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Steven
5/11/2004 1:34:35 AM

Steven Lim wrote:

> What version of JRB's do you have. In version 10, John has developed a new
> server based module that monitors the home directory attribute, AFAIK. It
> can create the homedirectory and subdirectory structure for you.
>
> The module is called makehome.nlm

This will create the home directory, but currently has no facility to create a
directory elsewhere. That could be an enhancement. Jrbimprt does allow creation
of a second home directory, so it could create gradebook\username but currently
has no facility for creating subdirectories of this. That could be easily
rectified with an hour or so of programming if Tom was using jrbimprt to create
the users.

Tom - how are you creating the users?

John

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John
5/11/2004 10:43:17 AM
Hey John,

Yes, we do have JRB utilities 10.  We are using C1 to create users.  The
users are already there.  We just want to create an additional directory
that is NOT their home directory that they have rights to.

This summer, we are going to DELETE every single student directory and
hopefully we can recreate them with JRB.

Tom


>>> John Baird<john@jrbsoftware.com> 5/11/2004 5:43:17 AM >>>


Steven Lim wrote:

> What version of JRB's do you have. In version 10, John has developed a
new
> server based module that monitors the home directory attribute, AFAIK. It
> can create the homedirectory and subdirectory structure for you.
>
> The module is called makehome.nlm

This will create the home directory, but currently has no facility to create
a
directory elsewhere. That could be an enhancement. Jrbimprt does allow
creation
of a second home directory, so it could create gradebook\username but
currently
has no facility for creating subdirectories of this. That could be easily
rectified with an hour or so of programming if Tom was using jrbimprt to
create
the users.

Tom - how are you creating the users?

John



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Tom
5/11/2004 5:24:04 PM

Tom Hafemann wrote:

> Hey John,
>
> Yes, we do have JRB utilities 10.  We are using C1 to create users.  The
> users are already there.  We just want to create an additional directory
> that is NOT their home directory that they have rights to.
>
> This summer, we are going to DELETE every single student directory and
> hopefully we can recreate them with JRB.

To create these directories and grant rights, you can use the template facility
in whodidit. I'm assuming that all of your students for which you want to create
these directories have home directories which are subdirectories of a common
directory e.g. vol1:users\2004. First create a template file named tom.tmp such
as:

md p:\gradebook\%file
md p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN rwcemf .%file\\.2004.students.csd

where p: is map rooted to the directory holding the gradebook directory. Then
issue a command such as:

whodidit vol1:users\2004 /dd /o=@tom.tmp /l=qqwin.bat

This will produce a file containing something like:

md p:\gradebook\WENDY
md p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN rwcemf .WENDY.2004.students.csd
md p:\gradebook\WILMA
md p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN rwcemf .WILMA.2004.students.csd

and you can execute this as a bat file to create the directories and assign the
rights.

That will sort out your existing students, but you will still need to create
these directories and assign rights for any further students created using C1.

I'll update jrbimprt in the next few days to create subdirectories of second
home directories.

Hope this helps, John

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John
5/11/2004 11:17:25 PM
lots to do.  We are going to set it aside for a summer project.

Thanks.

Tom


>>> John Baird<john@jrbsoftware.com> 5/11/2004 6:17:25 PM >>>


Tom Hafemann wrote:

> Hey John,
>
> Yes, we do have JRB utilities 10.  We are using C1 to create users.  The
> users are already there.  We just want to create an additional directory
> that is NOT their home directory that they have rights to.
>
> This summer, we are going to DELETE every single student directory and
> hopefully we can recreate them with JRB.

To create these directories and grant rights, you can use the template
facility
in whodidit. I'm assuming that all of your students for which you want to
create
these directories have home directories which are subdirectories of a
common
directory e.g. vol1:users\2004. First create a template file named tom.tmp
such
as:

md p:\gradebook\%file
md p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN rwcemf .%file\\.2004.students.csd

where p: is map rooted to the directory holding the gradebook directory.
Then
issue a command such as:

whodidit vol1:users\2004 /dd /o=@tom.tmp /l=qqwin.bat

This will produce a file containing something like:

md p:\gradebook\WENDY
md p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN rwcemf .WENDY.2004.students.csd
md p:\gradebook\WILMA
md p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN
settrust p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN rwcemf .WILMA.2004.students.csd

and you can execute this as a bat file to create the directories and assign
the
rights.

That will sort out your existing students, but you will still need to
create
these directories and assign rights for any further students created using
C1.

I'll update jrbimprt in the next few days to create subdirectories of
second
home directories.

Hope this helps, John



0
Tom
5/18/2004 4:52:44 PM

Tom Hafemann wrote:

> lots to do.  We are going to set it aside for a summer project.

No problem, contact me direct if needed.

John

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John
5/19/2004 10:14:41 PM
Is the other directory inside or outside their existing home directory. If
it's inside then that's pretty easy. You can use an IFEXIST in a
commandline. If it's outside then you could use Jrbutils SETHOME2 with the
/c and /t switches. We do some of these things on a regular basis. We have
~40000 student accounts.


"Tom Hafemann" <Thafemann@csd.k12.wi.us> wrote in message
news:wbrqc.329$EY.6@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> lots to do.  We are going to set it aside for a summer project.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Tom
>
>
> >>> John Baird<john@jrbsoftware.com> 5/11/2004 6:17:25 PM >>>
>
>
> Tom Hafemann wrote:
>
> > Hey John,
> >
> > Yes, we do have JRB utilities 10.  We are using C1 to create users.  The
> > users are already there.  We just want to create an additional directory
> > that is NOT their home directory that they have rights to.
> >
> > This summer, we are going to DELETE every single student directory and
> > hopefully we can recreate them with JRB.
>
> To create these directories and grant rights, you can use the template
> facility
> in whodidit. I'm assuming that all of your students for which you want to
> create
> these directories have home directories which are subdirectories of a
> common
> directory e.g. vol1:users\2004. First create a template file named tom.tmp
> such
> as:
>
> md p:\gradebook\%file
> md p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN
> settrust p:\gradebook\%file\\\QQWIN rwcemf .%file\\.2004.students.csd
>
> where p: is map rooted to the directory holding the gradebook directory.
> Then
> issue a command such as:
>
> whodidit vol1:users\2004 /dd /o=@tom.tmp /l=qqwin.bat
>
> This will produce a file containing something like:
>
> md p:\gradebook\WENDY
> md p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN
> settrust p:\gradebook\WENDY\QQWIN rwcemf .WENDY.2004.students.csd
> md p:\gradebook\WILMA
> md p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN
> settrust p:\gradebook\WILMA\QQWIN rwcemf .WILMA.2004.students.csd
>
> and you can execute this as a bat file to create the directories and
assign
> the
> rights.
>
> That will sort out your existing students, but you will still need to
> create
> these directories and assign rights for any further students created using
> C1.
>
> I'll update jrbimprt in the next few days to create subdirectories of
> second
> home directories.
>
> Hope this helps, John
>
>
>


0
Steven
5/20/2004 12:36:08 AM
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