I messed up permissions...
Trying to do too much at once, pressed 'propagate permissions' on the wrong folder and have set permissions for all users home drives wrong..... :doh:
So, all the permissions were then wrong on their home drives, so now I have manually set the correct POSIX to each user on their root folder, but of course all the folders/files within don't give them access, that is each file/folder within doesn't give them the right permissions (the ones I have checked are read only which would tie in with the POSIX read only I guess).
The permissions on each home folder are :
ICT_Technical has read/write
Teachers are read only
user has read/write
admin has read only
other has read only
I presume these permissions are correct, as they are what is created when I create a new user after this disaster took place. The root folder of all the home drives hasn't been affected by this, it's only the users home folders within that drive that are affected.
Is their any way other than propagating permissions within Server Admin that I can quickly reset all contents of the home folders (Desktop, Documents etc and all files within) to the right permissions?
I am doing all the work via Remote Desktop on our Xserve thru server admin, which is slow progress, but easiest.
If anyone can throw me a beacon of hope I'd appreciate it.
Add to all my other problems today, someone has smacked into my shiny new car and ruined it... but at least I have their name and insurance details.
It can't get any worse.
I am also going to need this done as an idiots guide 'cos I am stupid, no really I am.