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Hi All

I have a few Mac Pros spare now we have updated our RIPS that control our printers. I thought I would turn one into a file server for our Windows SBS 2008 network. I have access to Panther, Leopard and Lion (inc server) OSs). I started with Leopard and setup a shared directory using SMB protocol and all the Windows PCs can access and save files BUT....

Problem I discovered first was if a user copies a file to this new OS X server the permissions only show for that user so other users can't ammend and sometimes can't access the files. I read using SMB only on the Macs might solve but hasn't. I read that Lion Server would be the answer so tried that but it's a nightmare to get connected to Active Directory but it was doing the same.

I setup in the Server to Propogate the Permissions but as soon as any Windows user adds a file to the OS X Server the permissions revert to that user.

I have spent a few hours now seeing a way to solve but reading through the internet I see issues with Lion with Active Directory and the older OSs not sure if this a problem or if there is a work around.

Any help would be grateful

Paul

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Hi Paul...

...and welcome to the wonderful world of multi-os-users! You know what? I'm using the same configuration as you but have also many Linux clients running. For years now, my best solution is the bare minimum: FTP. This is simple, reliable and can be accessed by all major and even minor OSs.
Have a look for a ftp-server that you like, install it and set the root directory to the same one as your smb. This should be done in a few hours time. But after that your problems will be past.

Greetings, Simon

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have you tried running the chmod command from terminal? remember that CLI is very usefull when its time for administering servers-

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