Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Active Roles 8.1.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started with Active Roles Configuring rule-based administrative views Configuring role-based administration Rule-based autoprovisioning and deprovisioning
Provisioning Policy Objects Deprovisioning Policy Objects How Policy Objects work Policy Object management tasks Policy configuration tasks
Property Generation and Validation User Logon Name Generation Group Membership AutoProvisioning Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning AutoProvisioning in SaaS products OneDrive Provisioning Home Folder AutoProvisioning Script Execution Microsoft 365 and Azure Tenant Selection E-mail Alias Generation User Account Deprovisioning Office 365 Licenses Retention Group Membership Removal Exchange Mailbox Deprovisioning Home Folder Deprovisioning User Account Relocation User Account Permanent Deletion Group Object Deprovisioning Group Object Relocation Group Object Permanent Deletion Notification Distribution Report Distribution
Deployment considerations Checking for policy compliance Deprovisioning users or groups Restoring deprovisioned users or groups Container Deletion Prevention policy Picture management rules Policy extensions
Using rule-based and role-based tools for granular administration Workflows
Key workflow features and definitions About workflow processes Workflow processing overview Workflow activities overview Configuring a workflow
Creating a workflow definition for a workflow Configuring workflow start conditions Configuring workflow parameters Adding activities to a workflow Configuring an Approval activity Configuring a Notification activity Configuring a Script activity Configuring an If-Else activity Configuring a Stop/Break activity Configuring an Add Report Section activity Configuring a Search activity Configuring CRUD activities Configuring a Save Object Properties activity Configuring a Modify Requested Changes activity Enabling or disabling an activity Enabling or disabling a workflow Using the initialization script
Approval workflow Email-based approval Automation workflow Activity extensions
Temporal Group Memberships Group Family Dynamic groups Active Roles Reporting Management History Entitlement profile Recycle Bin AD LDS data management One Identity Starling Join and configuration through Active Roles Managing One Identity Starling Connect Configuring linked mailboxes with Exchange Resource Forest Management Configuring remote mailboxes for on-premises users Migrating Active Roles configuration with the Configuration Transfer Wizard Managing Skype for Business Server with Active Roles
About Skype for Business Server User Management Active Directory topologies supported by Skype for Business Server User Management User Management policy for Skype for Business Server User Management Master Account Management policy for Skype for Business Server User Management Access Templates for Skype for Business Server Configuring the Skype for Business Server User Management feature Managing Skype for Business Server users
Exchanging provisioning information with Active Roles SPML Provider Monitoring Active Roles with Management Pack for SCOM Configuring Active Roles for AWS Managed Microsoft AD Azure AD, Microsoft 365, and Exchange Online Management
Configuring Active Roles to manage Hybrid AD objects Unified provisioning policy for Azure M365 Tenant Selection, Microsoft 365 License Selection, Microsoft 365 Roles Selection, and OneDrive provisioning Changes to Active Roles policies for cloud-only Azure objects
Managing the configuration of Active Roles
Connecting to the Administration Service Managed domains Using unmanaged domains Evaluating product usage Creating and using virtual attributes Examining client sessions Monitoring performance Customizing the Console Using Configuration Center Changing the Active Roles Admin account Enabling or disabling diagnostic logs Active Roles Log Viewer
SQL Server replication Using regular expressions Administrative Template Configuring federated authentication Communication ports Active Roles and supported Azure environments Integrating Active Roles with other products and services Active Roles Language Pack Active Roles Diagnostic Tools Active Roles Add-on Manager

Scenario: Creating and assigning home folders

In this scenario, you configure a policy to create home folders when creating user accounts. The policy assigns home folders to newly created accounts and grants the users change access to their home folders.

To implement this scenario, you must perform the following actions:

  1. Verify that the network file share on which you want the policy to create home folders is listed in the Home Folder Location Restriction policy.

  2. Create and configure a Policy Object that defines the appropriate policy.

  3. Apply the Policy Object to a domain, OU, or Managed Unit.

As a result, when creating a user account in the container you selected in Step 3, Active Roles creates the user home folder and assigns that folder to the user account.

The following sub-sections elaborate on the steps to implement this scenario.

Verifying the Home Folder Location Restriction policy

The network file share to hold home folders must be listed in the Home Folder Location Restriction policy. Use the Configuring the Home Folder Location Restriction policy instructions to verify that the policy allows creation of home folders on the network file share.

Creating and Configuring the Policy Object

You can create and configure the Policy Object you need by using the New Provisioning Policy Object Wizard. For information about the wizard, see Creating a Policy Object.

To configure the policy, click Home Folder AutoProvisioning on the Policy to Configure page of the wizard. Then, click Next.

On the Home Folder Management page, set up the following options:

  • In the Connect box, select the drive letter to assign to the home folder (for example, Z:).

  • In the To box, enter the path in the following format:


    In the above format, \\server\share is a valid UNC path to a network file share. For example, if you have a network file share set up on the comp server, with the share name set to home, specify the following path:


  • Select the Apply this home folder setting when user account is created check box.

As a result, the Home Folder Management page should look like the following figure.

Figure 51: Policy Object: Home folder management

Click Next and follow the steps in the wizard to create the Policy Object.

Applying the Policy Object

You can apply the Policy Object by using the Enforce Policy page in the New Provisioning Policy Object Wizard, or you can complete the wizard and then use the Enforce Policy command on the domain, OU, or Managed Unit where you want to apply the policy.

For more information on how to apply a Policy Object, see Applying Policy Objects and Managing policy scope.

Related Documents

The document was helpful.

Select Rating

I easily found the information I needed.

Select Rating