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Mac And Folder Permissions

Posted on 2009-03-31
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I have tried to use Disk Utility to reset folder permissions on our backup disk and folder shares, but the button is disabled.
I also tried to change all the permissions through the get info, but i get a notification of needed permissions to change all the privileges, thats even when i am logged in as an administrator.

How can i reset the folder permissions?
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Question by:Logifire
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by:nappy_d
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If you are using an xServe, all of your permission changes needs to be accomplished via your server management app>Appleshare Services
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by:Logifire
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It is just a Mac Pro G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Server installed.
I have found out to apply ACL to the drive, but when i add the users/groups it won't be inherited to the child folders.

I can access the parent folder over the network, but the access to all the sub folders is denied.
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IT doesn't Matter, you are still running server.  When running server you MUST use the Server mgmt app to manage all directory POSIX and ACL permissions.
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by:Logifire
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Okay, I tried to search for Server Mangement Application but didn't came up. I use the Workgroup Manager to declare the permission, i have made some screen dumps.
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Sorry I had a brain fart.  Yes workgroup manager is what I meant.  You see that little cog wheel in the bottom right corner?  Click on it and a menu will appear.  For here you can recursively apply permissions to all sub directories and files.
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