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Group Shared Folder Name Problem

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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:

    https://server.example.com/webdav/sharename

     

    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:  https://server.example.com/sharename

     

    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.

    HTH

     

    -Graham

  • 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!

    Graham

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