3.10 Setting Rights and Privileges on Managed Storage

Novell Storage Manager must have the proper rights set on each network share that it will manage; these are shares that contain managed home folders or collaborative storage. In addition, certain privileges must be granted to Novell Storage Manager on each server where storage will be managed.

3.10.1 Granting Rights

Every share to be managed by Novell Storage Manager must have proper rights assigned to the NSMProxyRights group.

  1. As a user with privileges to manage shares, authenticate to the server where the storage is located.

  2. Grant Full Control sharing privileges to the NSMProxyRights group for each share that Novell Storage Manager will manage.

  3. Proceed with Section 3.10.2, Granting Privileges.

3.10.2 Granting Privileges

Every server that has storage managed by Novell Storage Manager must have certain privileges granted to the NSMProxyRights group. If you install the NSM Agent on a server, this privilege assignment is made automatically. If you use the NSM Agent on one server to act as a proxy agent on another server—rather than installing an FSF Agent on that server—you need to manually assign these privileges on that server.

  1. Authenticate to a domain controller within the domain where the storage is located.

    Be sure to log in as a domain administrator.

  2. At any domain controller or any computer where the Admin or Remote Server administration tools are installed, click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.

    This brings up the Active Directory Users and Computers page.

  3. In the left pane, select the container where the server is so that it is listed in the right pane.

  4. In the right pane, right-click the server and select Manage.

    This brings up the Computer Management page.

  5. In the left pane, expand Local Users and Groups.

  6. Select Groups.

  7. In the right pane, double-click Administrators.

    This brings up the Administrators Properties dialog box.

  8. Click Add.

    This brings up the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box.

  9. In the Enter the object names to select field, type: domain_name\NSMProxyRights.

  10. Click OK to save the setting.

  11. Proceed with Section 3.11, Performing Manage Operations.