Note:   This configuration parameter applies to Mac OS X computers only.

This configuration parameter specifies the type of remote file service to use for the network home directory. The options are: SMB (default) and AFP.

When you type a path for the network home directory in Active Directory, it requires a specific format: /server/share/path, but on Mac OS X, the format for mounting a network directory requires the remote file service type: /type/server/share/path. By identifying the remote file-service type, you can type the network path in the format required by Active Directory, and the agent converts the path into the format required by Mac OS X.

For example:


You can also specify the remote file service type on machines joined to Auto Zone by using group policy.