I finally figured out how to set up my DNS/LDAPv3/server on my LAN. But, playing around with setting up Users and Computers is still confusing. I had unsucessfully set up a mobile account (multiple times), with a user directory (by accident), but was not sucessful in getting them to sync. My scenario is this: I have (1) MBP that I have an existing user account (my account) which also happens to be the administrator account. My goal is the get my home folder in my MBP to sync to the server I set up. Eventually, I'll set up another laptop so I can use either and use the same home folder, or just log in as that user (myself) on the server directly. So, a few specific questions so I can get started...
1. Using Workgroup Manager, should I be setting up a new "User" or new "Computer" on the server?
2. When I set up either for experimental purposes, Under Accounts>Basic, there is no Home Directory. When I click the Home, then click + to add one, I don't know what I'm supposed to type (i.e., Mac OS X Server/Share Point URL, Path to Home Folder, or Full Path). Ideally, it would be nice to have my network home folder of my PHD on my external RAID, but anywhere would work for the time being.
3. Can this be done for an existing user on my MBP, or is this only for new users or computers? Should I reinstall the SL client on my MBP and dedicate the Administrator as just that, then create a new user on the server and clone my existing home folder to it (with my applications and preferences on my MBP or course)?
I've read through the user manual a few times. But, I just don't have enough server knowledge to pick up on whatever Apple is explaining.