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Magic Triangle OS X Server File Sharing

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Hi all,

I'm setting up a test Magic Triangle between a 10.8.4 Mac Pro Server running OS X Server v2.2.2 and an AD domain running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. There's 2 macbook which will become this Magic Triangle clients, it will use OD for managed preferences using Profile Manager and AD for user authentication.

Now we are looking into using the OS X Server as a file server for AD Users, the requirement is to create user level shares on the server HDD which only that AD user have access.

The challenge: Is there a way to mass create 100 AD User shares and assign permission to one user per share?

I looked into the File Sharing in Server app, but it doesn't offer a quick way to create all the shares and assign the permission for specific user at the same time.

Workgroup Manager seems to be able to provide this function by enable Mobile account on the Macbooks and force the profile to be stored on the server side rather than locally. Found similar article here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4081149 but anyone know if we can apply this setting using Profile Manager?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Why create that many shares?  I suggest you create one share with subfilders that have their access managed by POSIX and acl permissions.


You can then update the user profiles via AD to point to the UNC path for the user shares/home folder.
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Thanks nappy_d, do you know of a best way to manage those POSIX and ACL permissions? Because I don't know how each user folder can be set for each individual users, and then some other super users will have access to the folder for some of these users as well.
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Hi, you could script it and use he command line with the chmod command.

I found this a while back as a resource. Take a browser through it for some more info http://www.ideocentric.com/technology/articles/title/osx-acl
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