MAC permissions problem with Iomega NAS on Windows Domain
Posted on 2010-11-29
We have a Windows 2003 SBS server and use PCs and MACs. We recently purchased an iomega StorCenter StorCenter ix4-200d to act as our fileserver to take the load off our server. All seemed fine until the MAC users said they had problems writing to folders, even ones that they had created themselves only minutes before. After some investigation, it seems that from OS versions 10.6.4 and above, if the MAC is added to the windows domain, the permissions on new folders are set with Read-Only attributes for Everyone, and some of our global User groups. This can be resolved by logging in to a PC as the MAC user who first created the folder and setting full access again to Everyone and the other groups. As you can imagine this is painful! If I remove the MAC from the domain on 10.6.4 upwards, it seems to work fine but I need them on the domain to be able to secure our NAS drive with Active Directory.
Also, I've noticed that below 10.6.4 we can copy files from the MAC's desktop to the NAS by first removing the dotslash files (using Terminal), but on 10.6.4 and upwards, even removing the dotslash files doesn't help and the file copy fails with 'you do not have permission..'
My options seem to be to downgrade all MACs to pre 10.6.4 (not going to go down well) or take them off the Windows domain - not practical.
One more thing - all MACs can copy files absolutely fine to a share on the original Windows 2003 Server. We are using this as a temporary area for MAC users to get files on to the server.. they copy to the Windows Server and someone on a PC then moves the files on to the NAS for them.
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