Users, Groups & Permissions HELP!

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  1. mmcneil macrumors regular

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    I am currently running a mixed environment of Macs (all OS X) and Windows in a Printing Business. For all sorts of reasons I need to be able to share files across computers. I have created the same users on all computers however it is clear that they have been created with different UIDs (I am UNIX-aware). I cannot find anywhere in OSX where I can set UIDs to ensure that they are common across the network. I cannot find anywhere where I can create and manage groups.

    Once I have OSX working well I need the Windoze machines to create files that also abide by the same read/write rules. Essentially all files created on all machines need to be read/write by all others.

    Part of this has been exacerbated by the failure of 1 iMac that was acting as my server thus necessitating moving my disk farm to another OS X machine.

    As we said in Unix Land - Permissions, Permissions, Permissions - It is bedeviling me.

    Any help out there?

    TIA
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    go open netinfo manager in the utilities folder in the appllications folder. you can set UID's there. but i dont advise setting someone UID to 0 to make them root user, really confuses Mac os X last time i did it. if you look in one of the pull down menus you can see a option to activate root user.

    iJon
     
  3. daveL macrumors 68020

    daveL

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    Netinfo Manager, under /Applications/Utilities. You can manage groups and users there. The user entry shows the uid and gid.

    Netinfo is Apple's way of doing directory services. I only have a single Mac, so I have no way of trying it, but I know you should be able to set up a Netinfo server and have all the other machines refer to it.

    HTH
     

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