Problem with Netware 6.5 Access Rights
Posted on 2008-10-09
Our company is running Netware 6.5 on a small, single-server network with 10 users.
One of our staff reported the other day that files in a directory to which she has always had read-only access were now offering her the option of opening them read-write (they are MS Excel files which have the 'read-only recommended' option enabled). On checking I found that the same thing was happening with another colleague in the office.
In both cases, their access to this directory is via group membership rather than individual user rights. I checked via ConsoleOne, and the rights of the relevant group to the folder in question were correctly set to read and file scan only.
I exited ConsoleOne without having changed anything. The colleague subsequently reported that, after logging out of and back into Netware, her access rights had reverted to read-only. However the next morning when she logged into the network it was back to read-write.
What makes all this really weird is that a third member of staff in the office, who has the same group memberships as the the other two, has had just read-only access to these files throughout.
I've gone through the access rights for every user and group, and can't find anything untoward. What could be causing this?