NFS - could not chdir home directory

After political and time pressure not to pursue any commercial products to integrate Linux user authentication into MS AD, I'm falling back to my original plan to set-up NIS(+) for now and deal with AD later...
I followed instructions at Linux Home Networking and got the NFS server running but would get an error when logging in as a user: "unable to chdir to home directory". Fortunately, it seems a common error when using NIS and NFS (and Kerberos). It turns out my NFS client wasn't correctly configured. The automount file /etc/auto.home for /home listed my subnetwork (10.X.0.0/16). That's what I had the NFS server configured for. The automount file should just list '*' there... Next is NIS...

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