Create home directory

Control whether a home directory should be created by PAM module automatically when a new user logs on to a system for the first time.

By default, if this group policy is not configured, home directories are automatically created by PAM module when new Active Directory users log on to a system for the first time except on Solaris computers.

This group policy should not be applied to computers that use NFS to mount home directories. If you do not want Centrify DirectControl Agent's PAM module to automatically create user home directories, select Disabled.

This group policy modifies the pam.homedir.create setting in the Centrify DirectControl configuration file.

NOTE: When user group policy is enabled, disable this group policy does not guarantee that home directory is not created. If you do not want Centrify DirectControl Agent to create user home directories, you have to disable the following GP as well:
"Computer Configuration"
-> "Centrify Settings"
-> "DirectControl Settings"
-> "Group Policy Settings"
-> "Enable user group policy"


Supported on:
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\Pam
Value Namepam.homedir.create
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Valuetrue
Disabled Valuefalse

When MFA is required for privilege elevation but the machine is offline:




centrifydc_settings.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)