Basic premise is that I've created a share and permissioned it up and I can't then change permissions, or even create a folder in it.

Volume: /vol/ProjectData

Share /vol/ProjectData as \netappfiler\Projects

inside OnCommand System Manager I've assigned a domain group for which i am a member as having full control. I expected these to pass through as share permissions and for this to then allow me to set ntfs permissions from computer management on my 8.1 laptop.

so on the share: Everyone - Read Team-Name - Full control

open up windows 8.1 Computer Management, connect to another computer, connect to the Filer

When I try and save the changes I make to the NTFS permissions, I get access is denied. I've seen this article https://www.pickysysadmin.ca/2012/04/27/access-denied-when-changing-ntfs-permissions-on-a-netapp-cifs-share-from-windows… and i wondered if it was something similar. so i used Computer Management on xp and it came back with the same error.

Am I setting my shares up wrongly? Have I missed some super basic config concept out here?

I did however add a qtree to the Share and all of a sudden (inside the qtree) I could create text files and documents. So have I misunderstood the way it works? If I want to permission at NTFS levels, do i need to build something like the following? /vol/Volume/Qtree and then create a share at the Qtree level?

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  • Can you check whether the volume is set to NTFS security style? – Basil Jan 14 '15 at 11:44
  • do you mean volume? there are no options for permissions styles that I can see in system manager. – bytejunkie Jan 23 '15 at 12:01
  • Right click the volume, edit, and check whether it's set to Unix. If so, change it to NTFS. – Basil Jan 23 '15 at 15:50
  • they're set to mixed currently. ill create a new one and set it up as NTFS and do some testing. – bytejunkie Jan 28 '15 at 10:24

Never have volumes or qtrees set to mixed security. Pick either NTFS or UNIX and use that. If you want to be able to have a CIFS shares to a folder with permissions, use NTFS. If you need both concurrent CIFS and NFS connections, pick NTFS. If it's a LUN or a NFS share, pick UNIX.

If you right click a volume in the gui and edit, you should see an option for "security style". This is referring to the default qtree on the volume. Security is a property of a qtree, and each volume contains at least the default qtree. If you have other qtrees, they can be set to anything. NTFS and UNIX in the same volume.

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    somehow id missed the suggestion in the second paragraoh. twas the solution, so thanks for taking the time to answer such a noob question. – bytejunkie Feb 10 '15 at 21:04

If you look at man qtree you'll see there's an option for qtree security with a choice of NTFS, Unix or mixed. You'll need to ensure it's set to NTFS.

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  • but does it actually need the qtree is the question I'm asking. – bytejunkie Jan 23 '15 at 12:01

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