[Samba] Windows XP Pro, file permissions...

tms3 tms3 at fsklaw.net
Sat May 15 23:07:53 GMT 2004

If I understand, cluser creates a local file then decides to dump on the 
file server for others to use.

Here's what I would do.  Have each cluser share a folder.  Call them by 
their names.  So we have XP shares bob, sally, jim.  Then create folders 
on the unix box in the share directory called bob, sally and jim.  Then 
mount_smbfs (or O.S. equivallent) //jim at jim's machine/jim 
/home/shares/jim.  Then the clusers can just go there and get this stuff 
without permision errors.

Hope that helps.

Mike Cisar wrote:

>Don't know if this issue is Windows XP specific, or whether it's Samba
>that's contributing to the problem.  Running Samba 3.0.3 as a PDC on a
>network of 5 Windows XP Pro workstations.  They have their "important" data
>stored in a file share on the server, permissions set for all of them to
>access no problem.  
>They each also have a shared documents directory on their individual PC, and
>this is where the problems are arising.  User A will create a document in
>Word or Excel and save it to their shared document directory, no problem.
>But if they move it to user B's shared document directory, in the process it
>becomes read-only.  Likewise if User A creates a new document in User B's
>shared directory... User A has full access, but User B is read-only.  
>Is there any way (either through permissions somehow in Samba, or through
>permissions on the windows directory itself) that this problem can be
>resolved.  Although they all have permissions to change file permissions,
>they are getting agrivated (sp?) that they have to do it each and every time
>they go to open a file.
>I did see that there was mention in another thread of permissions issues
>with Office applications, but I'm not sure if this is the same issue or not,
>since I'm dealing with shares on the workstations and not on the server.
>Any thoughts are appreciated.
>>>>>>Mike <<<<<

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