Add Users Home Folder and Set Permissions Powershell
By now most admins are Ok creating new user accounts in Active Directory. However, one thing the New-ADUser commandlet does not do is create a home folder for the user. The preferred way by me is always let group policy handle this but on occasions companies still use active directory for home folders.
Here is the script to create a home folder on the home shared drive and set the correct permissions
$NewFolder = New-Item -Path "\\serverfqdn\userhome" -Name <username> -ItemType "Directory" $Rights = [System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemRights]"FullControl,Modify,ReadAndExecute,ListDirectory,Read,Write" $InheritanceFlag = @([System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit,[System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit) $PropagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None $objType =[System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Allow $objUser = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount "<domain>\<username>" $objACE = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule ($objUser, $Rights, $InheritanceFlag, $PropagationFlag, $objType) $ACL = Get-Acl -Path $NewFolder $ACL.AddAccessRule($objACE) Set-ACL -Path $NewFolder.FullName -AclObject $ACL
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