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Hi there, Im running FM 11 Server with various users connecting to it. I want to create a shared folder on my server into which users can create PDF's using a script attached to a button. However, I want the folder to be Read Only to users and only allow Filemaker to have Full Control over the folder. My question is, when a user clicks the button for Filemaker to create the PDF in the shared folder, does the OS use Filemaker Server (and thus Full Control) as the user or will the individual user that creates the doc (and thus Read Only) be used as authentication against the shared folders user privileges?

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If you want FMS to be able to interact with the files in the folder then the folder location is limited to the Documents folder (in the Data folder) or the Temp folder. Most probably the Data/DOcuments folder will be the most appropriate.

If access to the folder is not required by FMS then any shared folder is OK.

Regarding the clicking of the button in FMP to create a pdf in the shared folder, the Save as PDF command can save directly into the folder as long as the folder is already mounted by the user and the user has write privileges. The path needs to be worked out and this can be a bit tricky cross-platform.

The access privileges to the shared folder are OS level, and have nothing to do with FMP.

SuperContainer may be worth looking into. I have heard good reports but have no experience myself.

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Hi there, Im running FM 11 Server with various users connecting to it. I want to create a shared folder on my server into which users can create PDF's using a script attached to a button. However, I want the folder to be Read Only to users and only allow Filemaker to have Full Control over the folder. My question is, when a user clicks the button for Filemaker to create the PDF in the shared folder, does the OS use Filemaker Server (and thus Full Control) as the user or will the individual user that creates the doc (and thus Read Only) be used as authentication against the shared folders user privileges?

I'd avoid enabling a share on the database server for this purpose.

Steven

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when a user clicks the button for Filemaker to create the PDF in the shared folder, does the OS use Filemaker Server (and thus Full Control) as the user or will the individual user that creates the doc (and thus Read Only) be used as authentication against the shared folders user privileges?

When the user clicks a button it is handled on the workstation by FileMaker Pro. So if your script saves something to a network share it hands that off to the OS and the OS will use the credentials of the user as they are logged into the OS. FMS does not come in the picture in this scenario.

Check out SuperContainer from 360Works that has the functionality pretty much like you want it to behave.

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Ah, thank you guys so much! Im going to need some time to digest all the advice before setting my course of action. All advice and help are always greatly appreciated and in one way or another will help me grow and advance!

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