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    Active Directory question

    We have just noticed a log in problem with some dual boot machines. Only with some users, and have noticed the users who cannot log on have a 'r' under attributes. Have checked accounts with and without this 'r' and they don't seem to be any different. Does anyone know what this 'r' is? Have checked the obvious like read only ect.

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    Re: Active Directory question

    Where are you noticing the r attribute ie what tool is displaying it?

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    Re: Active Directory question

    In the users shared home directory folders on the DC server.

    Also, as an aside and to save making new post, not too important - anyone know how to change all the backgrounds using ranger. Thanks

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    Re: Active Directory question

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireL
    In the users shared home directory folders on the DC server.

    Also, as an aside and to save making new post, not too important - anyone know how to change all the backgrounds using ranger. Thanks
    You can change Desktop Backgrounds(I assume that is what you mean) in Group Policy

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    Re: Active Directory question

    We have GP and ranger working side by side, I have tried before to change it, works for some students, not for others.

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    Re: Active Directory question

    This MS page may explain it http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549/ if these users have customized any of their folders they will show up like this.

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    Re: Active Directory question

    Hey,

    Sorry, not very good at explaining. Thats not what it is. They log on to windows fine, can save/open work ect, everything works fine till they try log in to Mac w/s when it won't let them. Looks like this:

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6z5bt51&s=1

    its the 'r' that is stoping the logon to osx

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    Re: Active Directory question

    How strange.. firstly the R attribute means read-only. In Windows it doesn't really do anything for folders, only for files. In fact, if you unset the read only property on a folder through the GUI, it doesn't seem to change the attribute.

    You can change it in a command prompt with the attrib command, but before tackling that I would try going up to the u: drive, right clicking on the "students" folder, choosing properties and clearing the read-only checkbox. Then choose apply to folder, subfolders and files and click OK.

    It looks like your affected subfolders and files may have been copied in from a read-only medium like a CDR and retained their read-only status which may upset your Appletoshes.

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    Re: Active Directory question

    We did have our DC fail and copied the work areas across from an external hard. Does anyone know how to change them in groups rather than user by user?

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    Re: Active Directory question

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireL
    Does anyone know how to change them in groups rather than user by user?
    You can change it in a command prompt with the attrib command, but before tackling that I would try going up to the u: drive, right clicking on the "students" folder, choosing properties and clearing the read-only checkbox. Then choose apply to folder, subfolders and files and click OK.

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    Thanks, we done that, but the 'r' doesn't seem to have anything to do with read only. We cleared all the attributes for every user, and they are slowly creeping back one by one, and again, the ones with the 'r' can not log in to the mac side...

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    Hi Everyone, thanks for help on this. We know how to clear it, but it returns gradually. No idea why still. Going to keep looking and see what I find

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    check its not inheriting permissions from the folder above.

    I'd set yourself up a new account, then go through step by step the kind of things the users do - see at which point it appears

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    Good Luck with it... I am interested on what you find to fix your problem

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    Still not fixed, in progress still though. Infact I am dedicating myself one day a week to it!



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