Vista/NAS user permissions

  jxmac 20:17 27 Aug 07

I'm running Vista Ultimate, with a Linux-based (LaCie) NAS ethernet disk array.
With the NAS array, I've created a share, and have several users assigned to the share.

All the users have full r/w access, except I want to deny another user any access to some folders underneath the share, like backup folders, as I don't want them displayed on a separate multimedia device.

I do not want to have separate shares.

With the Vista folder access, I'm getting permission denied - I can do anything with the files/dirs, but I cannot take ownership of them with the Linux user account (properties -> security -> add user) it finds the accounts ok.

Neither can I can deny access to any folders: If I add a user "Linux User ...(NASDisk01\eva)", and try to deny any access, I get "Access is denied" to the files and dir.

If I add the NAS array "admin" user, I cannot change any permissions.

The NAS array doesn't have any granular access controls that I can see from the GUI.

Many thanks

  jxmac 20:56 27 Aug 07

I'm now trying to move some files onto a second share to test this.

For some files (not all), it seems I can move/rename the files within one share, but I cannot delete or move them to the second share, as I don't have permission.

  jxmac 22:28 27 Aug 07

Got a bit further, read-only was set on some files when they moved on the NAS array, removed that, and I could move/delete files ok between shares.

I can also assign one Linux account to take ownership of the directory (not sub-dirs though).

But I still cannot change or deny access to any user account known to the NAS array, even though Vista tells me the accounts exist.

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