AD-OD Desktop Shortcuts & Network Shares
Hey there everyone! Long-time reader, first time poster.
We are running the usual AD-OD integrated Mac network with around 20 clients, pretty much exclusively for our Music department. Most things are working OK and have been for a year or so, but there are two things I have having problems getting to grips with.
We have had a lot of problems using Logic from network shares, and in turn all recording work is saved and accessed from local disks. In the local home drive, all the directories except Music and Movies are redirected to server user shares. Therefore, anything thatís saved in, say, the Documents directory of the home folder saves straight to the server, where as anything saved in Music or Movies directories is saved locally. In addition to this, we have shortcuts on the desktop for users Music and Movie directories, so that users can copy recording work to and from their server user directory. However, what we donít have is a shortcut for users local home directories on the desktop - they have to access it from finder favourites, or create their own. Is there any simple way to add this for particular groups and users, either via an OD setting or script?
Second of all, we have a couple of network shares that are published to certain usersgroups via the ďItemsĒ tab in OD preferences. The first of these is a share to distribute work to students, RW for staff and RO for students. This works very well with no problems. The second user share is, or at least is supposed to be a drop box. What we would really like to do is allow students to copy work to this share, but not to be able to edit or delete any files or folders once they are there (whether their own or otherwise). Ideally, we would also like to prevent students from accessing any work there, again whether their own or otherwise. Iím really struggling on the proper set of permissions to achieve this.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice with either of these issues.