Mac logging on to AD issue


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Bon

I've come across a "problem" with the macs logging on to AD: when they
browse through a mapped share (CIFS) on a windows server with Mac
Finder, it generates a ".DS_Store" file in each directory that has
been browsed. Do you know of a way around this? If not, I'm not aware
of any apple support here, but can you maybe contact them about this
issue? It is admitmac independent and proprietary to MAC OS itself.
 
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William Smith

I've come across a "problem" with the macs logging on to AD: when they
browse through a mapped share (CIFS) on a windows server with Mac
Finder, it generates a ".DS_Store" file in each directory that has
been browsed. Do you know of a way around this? If not, I'm not aware
of any apple support here, but can you maybe contact them about this
issue? It is admitmac independent and proprietary to MAC OS itself.


This is Apple's implementation of Mac OS X file browsing causing this.
As a Mac browses a directory it creates the file to store information
about how the directory is being viewed by the user.

Typically, this is a hidden file to both systems. the "." at the
beginning of the name hides it to the Mac and the "Hidden" attribute is
applied for Windows systems.

The only way the Windows system can view this file is if it has been set
to view hidden files. To simply not see these files, uncheck the option
to view hidden files on each Windows system viewing the directory.

Alternatively, if the Mac OS X client needs read only access to the
directory it's browsing then you can set permissions for the directory
to read only. This will prevent the file from being created in the first
place.

Other than that, this is a side effect that cross-platform environments
will have to endure. You can search Versiontracker for cleaners to
eliminate these files but they will simply reappear.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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