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Setting up Active Directory and login scripts based on PC's name

We are a non profit organization and we have many users but few pc's/laptops. We want to setup the logins so that irregardless of the user name logging into the network all the files (i.e. My Documents) are part of that laptops profile.

For example:
Laptop1 has its documents as \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments

Mary logs into Laptop1 as Mary \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments
is where the files are.

If she goes to another .. Laptop2 its \\server\Laptop2\MyDocuments

Joan logs into Laptop1 as Joan \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments

and so on ...

We want to use the individual login names because we want to also track each users use ...

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If you are using AD.
do the following:
open AD, select the user, right click on the user and select porperties.
click on the Profile tab, put in the location where you want the file to g to.
i.e.\\server\laptop1\mydocument.
you can alway created a roaming porfile and direct the home folder to the server.
Note:
this is only effective if the user login to the network. if not, then the document will be on the local machine.

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