Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.
|To assign a home folder to a local user account|
Open Computer Management.
In the console tree, click Users.
- Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users
- Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Users
Right-click the user account for which you want to specify a home folder, and then click Properties.
On the Profile tab, do one of the following:
- To specify a local home folder, click
Local path, and then type the path, for example,
- To specify a home folder on a shared
resource, click Connect, click the proper drive letter, and
then type the network path, for example,
- To specify a local home folder, click Local path, and then type the path, for example, c:\users\maria.
- To perform this procedure, you must provide
credentials for the Administrator account on the local computer (if
you are prompted), or you must be a member of the Administrators
group on the local computer.
- The Documents folder provides a convenient
alternative to home folders, but it does not replace them. Each
user has a Documents folder on the boot volume.
- If no home folder is assigned, the system
assigns a default local home folder to the user account (on the
root directory where the operating system files are installed as
the initial version).
- To specify a network path for the home
folder, you must first create the shared resource and set
permissions that allow the user access.