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Group Shared Folder Name Problem

651 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2012 8:10 AM by gracoat RSS
Mahoney Calculating status...
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May 16, 2012 11:16 AM

I'm running OS X Server 10.6.8 and I created a new group in Workgroup Manager and I'd like to share a group folder for that group. I created the share and when I go to set the path for the group folder, Workgroup Manager keeps sticking the actual name of the group onto the end of the folder name I'm using. I have an example below since I know it is probably hard to understand what I'm trying to describe.


On the group shared tab in Workgroup Manager, it asks for a Path name. My group name is Test and the folder I want to appear on the dock for this group is called Help. For the Path name I enter Help, since that is the name of the folder I want to appear. When I save the changes and go back to look at the information I put in, the Path now says Help/Test and when I log in, I have a question mark on my dock instead of the Help folder.


This used to work in 10.4 without any problems. Now 10.5 & 10.6 want to call the group shared folder whatever the name of the actual group is. Am I missing something? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

  • gracoat Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to Mahoney)

    Why not just create a group name called "Help?"


    I know that sometimes Apple does weird things like this.  I believe it's normal behaviour though.

    Another example of this weirdness is in 10.7.  When you want to connect to a WebDAV share, the address MUST look like this now:


    Before, in 10.6.8, you could just set up the webdav share and connect to it using the share name without the webdav in the middle.  Like this:


    There may be a config file you can mess with to fix that, but my hunch is that it's pretty integral to the functionality of the sharing system.  Messing with it could be disatrous.




  • gracoat Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
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    May 19, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to Mahoney)

    One more thought...  Why not make a share that's not a group folder. ...just a regular share...  Then in workgroup manager, set it up so that when your users log in the share automatically connects?  Itll be like a group share only not!



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