locked
Problem with WIndows permissions and Live Mesh RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have a Windows 2003 server running live mesh. I have a Live Mesh folder inside a network share, the theory being that a remote Live Mesh user can add a file to the sync folder on their laptop, this will be sync'd across to the Win2k3 server and then visible in share to local network users.

    The problem is that the network share has security permissions set so that only the network users can read/write the files. When the Live Sync user adds a file to the folder, it doesn't pick up any permissions so local network users can't edit the file. I have to go in and propagate permissions down onto the file so the network users group gets added and then it can be edited.

    Any ideas? Not sure how well I've explained it!

    Rob
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 7:07 PM

Answers

  • You've explained it quite well. There have been a few discussions about the behavior of permissions and Live Mesh sync, and probably a few bugs and suggestions filed.
    I suggest voting/submitting a suggestion on how permissions should be handled. In my experience, permissions are not inherited from the folder where the files are synchronized to and this can cause some odditiies.

     

    Live Mesh Beta: Suggestions - Go cast your vote!

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, April 27, 2009 1:48 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You've explained it quite well. There have been a few discussions about the behavior of permissions and Live Mesh sync, and probably a few bugs and suggestions filed.
    I suggest voting/submitting a suggestion on how permissions should be handled. In my experience, permissions are not inherited from the folder where the files are synchronized to and this can cause some odditiies.

     

    Live Mesh Beta: Suggestions - Go cast your vote!

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, April 27, 2009 1:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, have added it as a request, it can be seen/voted upon here:

    https://connect.microsoft.com/LiveMesh/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=435487

    Rob
    Monday, April 27, 2009 2:04 PM
  • Out of interest, how did you manage to propagate the permissions down onto the problematic files? I cannot seem to fix my very similar permission problem - the file doesnt for instance show a "Read only" check mark on properties, but I did notice that the usual "Summary" tab that appears on files does not exist on these access denied files.
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:27 PM
  • Out of interest, how did you manage to propagate the permissions down onto the problematic files? I cannot seem to fix my very similar permission problem - the file doesnt for instance show a "Read only" check mark on properties, but I did notice that the usual "Summary" tab that appears on files does not exist on these access denied files.

    I see that you'e found one of the threads that match your situation, Tom. Go ahead and vote on the bug report that spacerace filed and add your validation. Hopefully, we'll see a future version of Live Mesh that resolves this issue.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Tim

    I basically selected the folder that the problem files were in and via Properties - Security - Advanced "pushed" the permissions down to all child files/folders.

    However I have to do this every time the remote user adds a file so its far from ideal. Really need the problem fixed.

    Rob
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:16 AM
  • Hi,

    I am having a very similar problem.

    I am using Live Mesh to sync 2 LANs in 2 locations. I have Live Mesh installed on a Vista Business 64bit machine on LAN A, and an XP 32bit on LAN B.

    If a file is added to a Mesh folder on LAN A (Vista machine), the XP machine on LAN B can read/write the file. However, a networked computer (Vista) on LAN B cannot even read the file. The Vista computer on LAN B cannot take ownership, and the XP machine does not provide an option to take ownership.

    Does anybody have any suggestions how to work around this? Is there a way to set permissions properly on the Vista machine on LAN to allow networked LAN B computers access?

    If not, I'll have to scrap Live Mesh and give Logmein a try for synchronizing.

    Thanks.
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:32 PM
  • Is Live Mesh installed on all of the PCs that are accessing the Meshed folder(s)?

    You might want to see if Live Sync has the same issue for you: http://sync.live.com - it is a released product without the Live Desktop component of Live Mesh.

    As for dealing with the permissions issue, see this thread: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/LiveMesh/thread/0790f28f-6ec8-44c3-9be1-6d5c0873c15e

    Hopefully this will be addressed in the future.

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Friday, August 7, 2009 12:52 PM
    Moderator