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File Creator Identity

September 28, 2016

The file “owner” attribute is set to your account when you create a file.  To find the owner of a file on Windows: Right click the file Select Properties Select the Details tab Review the Owner field

Report Role and ACL group membership

August 17, 2016

This powershell script creates a function called send-report: e.g., $ACL_GROUPS = “DC=ad,DC=unc,DC=edu” $ACL_FITLER = “(name=SOP_*)” $MYEMAIL = “” $SUBJECT = “Access Report” $INSTRUCTIONS = “<p>Please review and reply with any changes.</p>” send-report -ou $ACL_GROUPS -filter $ACL_FILTER -to $MYEMAIL -subject $SUBJECT … Read more

Access Control Guidelines

April 27, 2016

Document describes how to set folder privileges on Group naming convention SOP_M-folder.subfolder-permission Permission is either LF, R or F List Folder (LF) This allows for folder traversal, should be used sparingly to avoid deeply nested / confusing inheritance structures. … Read more

Drag-n-Drop [mis]Behavior

March 22, 2016

Occasionally we receive requests about files being accidentally moved after a drag and drop operation where the intention was to copy the file. Drag and drop changes behavior based on the source from which you’re dragging and the destination where you’re dropping: … Read more

File Naming and Organization Guidelines

August 11, 2015

Only use alphanumeric characters (i.e., A-Z, 0-9), space, hyphen or underscore in file names.  A reference for reserved characters can be found here for Mac and here for Windows.  Pay special attention when copy/pasting from a program to a filename to … Read more

Backup Your Computer

January 21, 2015

This document provides a discussion of computer backup solutions and our recommendations. For computer backups we generally distinguish between two types: file and image. A file backup is simply a copy, or snapshot, of a set of files at a … Read more

Send Large Files

January 5, 2015

For many, email is the de facto method for sharing files between users.  However most email services, including the University’s instance of Microsoft Exchange, impose a limit on the total size of an email, including file attachments.  For this … Read more

Connect to M Drive

November 26, 2014

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