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Permissions Fixer™ from iCare®. Unlock Your Workflow.

OSX Server is a powerful tool that's relatively easy to set up and configure; but not everyone is an expert nor wants to be; and there are some aspects of set up that need more than just a rudimentary knowledge of the Mac OS.

Understanding 'parent' and 'inherit permissions' is not for the feint hearted. Such 'minor' technical issues can easily become complex for a user and take many expensive hours to overcome.

Permissions Fixer handles these 'permissions' quickly and efficiently.

Permissions Fixer offers a fully automated, more...


Mac OS X Server 10.3 or Mac OS X Server 10.4

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Martin Pittaway Member IconReview+0
Martin Pittaway

Permissions Fixer has worked for my studio and is saving us money. Its worth every penny.

Our studio has 5 users and we use a G5 running 10.4 server.

We produce event tickets and were wasting hours eevery day setting individual permissions and the Apple Server help desk couldn't solve the problem.

It wasn't too easy to install and we needed a little help (1st class over the phone). It seems pricey but compared to what we're saving and what Apple will want for an upgrade, it's reasonable value for money.

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iCare (UK) Ltd (Developer) Member IconDev+0
iCare (UK) Ltd (Developer)

The product is aimed at small to medium enterprises running a Macintosh server. Many such enterprises do not have somebody to run their server or have a reasonably Macintosh-aware technical person who keeps things running smoothly but is lost when it comes to OS X Server, Terminal commands, and the constant problems of propagating permissions.

In many offices document access permissions are a problem, even when using ACL (Access Control Lists). The server share points have all the security access rights, but the individual documents on the server are read only for everybody but the document creator.

It is possible to resolve this a number of ways, you could indeed get your most Macintosh-aware member of staff to learn what a cron job is (the facility to instance a terminal command automatically), and then after that, learn about permissions, and then after that, learn how to effect permissions from the terminal.

Two weeks ago we sold a copy of Permissions Fixer to a new customer who had tried and failed to get cron jobs working.

What you get in the price of Permissions Fixer is a company willing to come in and sort out your permissions problems permanently and then support those changes. The tool we chose to do this with is the software available in this demo.

The reason we developed this tool is because it is robust, and even in sites where the operator, with the best of intentions, makes changes that with other solutions may cause permissions problems to recur, with Permissions Fixer this does not happen because it is setup separately to your server permissions so that no matter what users and groups are created or deleted on your server, with Permissions Fixer you never need to worry about only have read access to a file again.

Combined with 12 hour support, and also weekend cover, 360 days a year. Permissions Fixer will pay for it self in days by eliminating the lost labour time in any company where permissions access to documents causes workflow issues.

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Your website states, "For most Macintosh offices this way of working is far too restrictive, and we are left asking “why doesn't it just work like OS9 did?”.

It can, and does work just like OS 9 did, if you want. It's no secret how, and you don't need to be a Mac genius.

Go to Work Group Manger, and change the settings to your liking in Sharing - All (or Shared) - General and Protocols.

No cron scripts, no command line commands, no $200 piece of software needed.

But hey, if you can get $200 out of people by using FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Dread) more power to you!! Microsoft has been doing it successfully for years.

Best of luck.

Teg Bains Member IconComment+7
Teg Bains

If you use MacOS X Server 10.4, you can create a group for your users and use an ACL to grant them all R/W or Full Control.

Giving everyone full access like MacOS 9 is just a bad security idea; even in AppleShare IP you had permissions.

Take the $200 and spend it on upgrading to 10.4 server from earlier versions.

Or just write a one like cron script...

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Wstevens Member IconComment+2

If you know how to set up an OS X Server correctly, read the manual, this software is unnecessary.

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Barrikady Member IconComment+6


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On the dev's website it states 175 UK pounds. ABout $200 US. Had to check it myself, I thought it had to be a typo.

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Downloads 2,740
Version Downloads 2,740
License Demo
Date 30 Jan 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $200.00