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need to add storage to a 2003 active directory and set permission to folders (NAS box)

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Hi,
I need to add some storage to a small office. SInce there is nobody there to manage it I would prefere a NAS box e.g.  Lacie Ethernet Disc Gigabit 1,0 TB Raid or similar rather than a real file server.
Since I am new to this kind of devices I would like to know if it is possible to set permission using windows 2003 active directory.
The budget I have is about 1000 $ and I need about 200GB (It is going just to hold shared files).
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Samassrl
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First I would call their support and confirm with them.  

But based of the fact that is a linux box and the instructions tell you that you have the enter the username and password for each user that is going to have access above the guest account.  It most likely isn't looking to authenticate against active directory.  It seems as if the authentication is happening on the local unit, which means the answer to your question would be no.

You can probably find other devices that will you do what you want, but this particular device doesn't appear to be one of those.

I am a tad bit confused on active directory permissions, do you mean ntfs permissions for active directory objects (such as user accounts)?
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Yes I mean ntfs permission for user accounts.
Will look around to see if there is a unit that can be integrated in active directory

thanks
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glad to help
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The LaCie Ethernet Disk 300963 uses Windows XP Embedded (not Linux) and comes in 1TB ($739) and 2TB ($999) configurations. The specifications state Network Compatibility with Active Directory. See:

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10645

Call them with specific questions:
(503) 844-4500 in the US
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This is what I was looking at, http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10876.  

I just took the model he mentioned above, plugged it into google, and got that result.  And it does use linux.  However, the model you have found should work quite well for what samassri wants to do.
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jhoop2002 pointed samassrl to a Linux solution when the user was clearly looking for a Windows solution. jhoop2002 told samassrl that there was no Windows solution: "...the answer to your question would be no."

I pointed samassrl to a solution that would work with Windows, as jhoop2002 acknowledged "...the model you [HighTechGeek] have found should work quite well".
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Hi,
i tried to get a solution with XP embedded but couldn't get one (cheap) in Italy.
At the end we went for a Buffalo terastation II after having tried a lacie ethernet disk.
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