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Save Records as PDF to Windows Network Drive Permissions

Question asked by ecshelp on Apr 8, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2010 by TSGal


Save Records as PDF to Windows Network Drive Permissions

Description of the issue

FileMaker Product(s) involved:FileMaker Pro 11, FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 Operating System(s) involved:Windows XP, Vista, 7This does not happen on OS X Detailed description of the issue:Throughout a database I have, there are scripted actions that save a letter as a PDF onto our Windows Server network drives using the script step "Save Records as PDF".  These drives are generally shared within a department so when these files are saved, they are available to everyone within that department to access.  Since upgrading to FileMaker 11, these PDFs are not getting the correct permissions attached to them.  They get the permissions of the user who is accessing the database (in our case Active Directory accounts) and saves the PDF.  This makes it so no one else in the department, or anyone else for that matter, can open that PDF file. Exact steps to reproduce the issue:1.  Open a database 2.  Click File > Save/Send Record As >  PDF... 3.  Choose a network drive to save the file to 4.  Open the location in Windows explorer 5.  Right click on the file, select Properties, and go to the Security tab  Expected Result:The PDF file should receive the permissions of that particular folder on the network drive. Actual Result:The PDF file has permissions of  the local user and not the network drive/folder permissions. Exact text of any error message(s) that appeared:N/A Any additional configuration information/troubleshooting that is relevant to the issue:1.  Database is hosted on FileMaker Advanced Server 11 Any workarounds that you have found: