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Microsoft KB Archive/106389

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Home Directories and Non-Windows NT Clients

Article ID: 106389

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q106389

SUMMARY

When you log on to a Windows NT domain from a non-Windows NT client, the home directory specified in your account profile does not have any effect.

A Windows NT home directory is a directory that is accessible to a user and may contain that user's files and programs. The specified home directory becomes the user's default directory for the File Open and Save As dialog boxes, the command prompt, and applications that do not have a defined working directory.

The home directory for a particular user account can be specified by using User Manager to set the profile for the user account. The home directory setting in the User Environment Profile dialog box, however, only takes effect when you log on to a client running Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server.

For example, if you connect to a Windows NT domain from a client running LAN Manager and Windows 3.1, any home directory specified in the logon account profile is ignored. Therefore, if you run COMMAND.COM or activate the File Open dialog box, the default directory will be the directory defined by the Windows 3.1 WINDIR environment variable.


Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: KB106389