When you are configuring a network home directory for remote Mac users, the home directory is created automatically when users first log on and should not exist prior to that initial log on unless you want to prevent Access Manager from creating the home directory. Therefore, you should not define a home directory connection point in the Profile properties for new Active Directory users or new mobile user accounts. Instead, you should allow Access Manager to create and populate the remote home directory. If you need to synchronize a network home directory from a local home directory as part of your migration process, however, the network home directory must exist prior to migration. If you are synchronizing from a local home directory to a remote share, you can create the remote home directory manually or click the Profile tab, and set the connection path.