Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2011 12:50 PM (in response to Marshall Merritt)
Thank you very much for your reply………
However, I had already tried that a few hours ago and just now again. The permission are not propagating down to the end users accounts.
Also there are numerous others experiencing the very same issue with 10.7 (please see the following forum post link):
Is this a flaw that needs correcting? I do not have enough experience with Mac’s to know whether it is me or a flaw in 10.7.1?
I’m still working on resolving this issue and I’m going to try some other suggestions. I will post here asap with my results <smile>
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 9:24 AM (in response to tekman101101)
I just wanted to share a complete and very simple solution to this issue on 10.7.1 (Lion). I cannot take credit for discovering it………. but I found it at:
“Joey Gibson’s Blog”
And he found it at another web site that he does not mention.
All you have to do is turn off AFP and use SMB instead.
(NOTE: I am working with 10.7.1 (Lion) this may not be an option on previous versions of OSX, I do not know for sure.)
Here is how I ran into this problem:
One of the companies that I support bought eight brand new IMac work stations and a brand new almost $6,000 Mac Pro server.
I copied all the existing data over from the seven year old Mac Server to the new server and setup the workstations. At first everything seemed fine. The end users were able to continue work just fine using all of their original data files.
But a problem soon surfaced:
Any and all NEW folders and files that were created going forward gave ONLY the creator (owner) full rights. Everyone else on the network had ONLY READ rights.
I double checked my configuration on the new server. Everyone was in a FULL ACCESS group, ACL’s configured properly and propagated rights down over and over.
But no matter how many fixes and modifications I made the RIGHTS on the server would NOT propagate down to the end users. This is a serious flaw in AFP (Apple Filing Protocol)
To correct this issue all I had to do was turn off AFP and use SMB (Server Message Block) protocol by itself………. A MICROSOFT standard for many years.
After completely turning OFF AFP and restarting the server and workstations all of the end users now have full access as they should have had using AFP.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to tekman101101)
This is all very odd to me as EVERY single install of OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7 have required me to set a root password before any root privilege is available. Both client and Server versions. I have NEVER had even one of the above mention OS ever use the first created admin's password for root. I have always had to go in and enable a root password before I can use su, sudo, or root login.