I am using CentOS 6.5 - users authenticate using winbind, all are domain users except for root.
/home is mapped to a cifs share on a windows server in
/etc/fstab with this line:
\\server\home$ /home cifs credentials=/root/samba.txt,_netdev 0 0
home$ share there are folders corresponding to each username, that are their home directories in windows. Each user has full windows permissions to their individual folders.
However, when on the linux system, users only have read and execute access to
/home/$username Chmodding and chowning does not throw any errors, but neither have any effect on the subdirectories, which are all owned by root.
Each user should ideally own, but at least have full access to read/write to their home directories, but they must not be able to read another users home dir.