Access permissions

I must be missing something, but I am having problems with access
permissions to different directories.

In the login script, I have mapped several different drives to areas on
VOL1. Several of these have many sub-directories, but I am finding that I am
needing to set the different read/write/delete etc rights on each individual
directory.

This even happens with the administrator accounts.

This is a new Netware 6.5 setup, running SP3.

I must be missing something obvious, can someone point me in the right
direction?

Cheers

Martin


  • On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:57:59 GMT, "SPP Admin"
    <mre@yahoodonteventhinkaboutspam.com> wrote:

    >I must be missing something, but I am having problems with access
    >permissions to different directories.
    >
    >In the login script, I have mapped several different drives to areas on
    >VOL1. Several of these have many sub-directories, but I am finding that I am
    >needing to set the different read/write/delete etc rights on each individual
    >directory.


    Do you mean that rights are not flowing down to sub-directories? Look
    at the Inheritance Filter for the trustees in the directory
    properties. The box for a right has to be checked for that right to
    be inherited.

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson
  • > Do you mean that rights are not flowing down to sub-directories? Look
    > at the Inheritance Filter for the trustees in the directory
    > properties. The box for a right has to be checked for that right to
    > be inherited.


    Yes that has solved it for some machines (windows 98) - thanks very much,
    but others still have problems.

    On Windows XP machines (running client 4.91) the users cannot, on some
    directories, see any sub-directories. For instance, if they open a folder,
    only files within it are visible. Folders are not visible.

    Does this ring any bells? Google has drawn me a blank again.

    Martin


  • On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:57:50 GMT, "SPP Admin"
    <mre@yahoodonteventhinkaboutspam.com> wrote:

    >On Windows XP machines (running client 4.91) the users cannot, on some
    >directories, see any sub-directories. For instance, if they open a folder,
    >only files within it are visible. Folders are not visible.


    I can't think of anything specific, but use NWAdmin or C1 to take a
    look at the attributes on the sub-directories. Windows does not
    always interpret NetWare file and directory attributes they way you
    might expect.

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson
  • Thanks. According to console 1 I have full access rights as to the relevant
    directories, as do the other users concerned.

    The problem appears to be, that users of Windows XP cannot see
    sub-directories in certain folders. Windows 98 users can see these, and
    access them with no problems.

    Is there any explanation of this behaviour? This is true of ALL windows XP
    machines on this network. On our previous (Netware 4.11) network, none of
    these Win XP machines had any problems.

    I stress, that this is not true of every directory on the network, only
    some. And I cannot, using console one, see any difference in user
    permissions on these folders, or their parents. Nor any other reason why
    they should be hidden for Win XP users.

    Can anyone suggest anything else - this is obviously a fairly major issue
    now - many users not being able to access data etc.

    Martin


  • On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 08:53:04 GMT, "SPP Admin"
    <mre@yahoodonteventhinkaboutspam.com> wrote:

    >Can anyone suggest anything else - this is obviously a fairly major issue
    >now - many users not being able to access data etc.


    I'll ask around.

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson

  • >>Can anyone suggest anything else - this is obviously a fairly major issue
    >>now - many users not being able to access data etc.

    >
    > I'll ask around.
    >


    Thanks very much!



  • On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:02:36 GMT, "SPP Admin"
    <mre@yahoodonteventhinkaboutspam.com> wrote:

    >> I'll ask around.

    >
    >Thanks very much!


    First response of a fellow SysOp:

    >I had a similar problem after a migration using the migration wizard
    >from tfs to nss volumes - there were some directories with strange
    >characters in the name and they showed up as files but you couldn't do
    >anything or see anything below them in XP, but a win98 workstation
    >could delete them - never did get to the reason why


    Does any of that fit your case?

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson
  • SSP Admin,

    Some more suggestions:

    Get the latest patches on the 4.91 client:
    491_pka.exe
    491_nwgina_3.exe
    491_nwfs_5.exe

    Get the latest patches on the NW 6.5 SP3 server:
    nw65os3a.exe
    n65nss3a.exe

    Run NSS /VisibilityRebuild=<volume>

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson
  • Hi Donald,

    I've tried everything in that list and it has made no difference. Any more
    suggestions?

    Thanks

    Martin


    "Donald Albury" <dalbury@not.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:7jf0e1dugp3ppr2jo9sa4u7ds3q45eef5k@4ax.com...
    > SSP Admin,
    >
    > Some more suggestions:
    >
    > Get the latest patches on the 4.91 client:
    > 491_pka.exe
    > 491_nwgina_3.exe
    > 491_nwfs_5.exe
    >
    > Get the latest patches on the NW 6.5 SP3 server:
    > nw65os3a.exe
    > n65nss3a.exe
    >
    > Run NSS /VisibilityRebuild=<volume>
    >
    > ---------------
    > Donald Albury
    > Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    > Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses
    >
    > "If something is so complicated that you can't
    > explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    > worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson



  • >
    >>I had a similar problem after a migration using the migration wizard
    >>from tfs to nss volumes - there were some directories with strange
    >>characters in the name and they showed up as files but you couldn't do
    >>anything or see anything below them in XP, but a win98 workstation
    >>could delete them - never did get to the reason why

    >
    > Does any of that fit your case?
    >


    Not really, I didn't use the migration wizard, and the directories don't
    have strange characters in their names and aren't showing up as files.
    Though the fact that this happened to your colleague in Win XP and not Win
    98 is familiar.

    Martin