Network home creation under OS X Server
Always remember to turn on AFP, set up Sharing and make the Home folder repository a Network mount for Home folders when setting up Home folders on OSX
Also remember that Group folders only get made once every 24 hours so if you have created a Group Folder you need to issue the CreateGroupFolder command in the CLI to make one immediately.
When creating the FQDN on the DNS server dont forget the dot after the domain name. ie server.domain.com. or else the search base etc will be pork chopped.