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Users and Groups

Since this product is designed for business use, user control is an important feature. Figure 7 shows the basic setup screen for creating users.

User Creation

Figure 7: User Creation

Users can also be assigned to specified groups for better access control (Figure 8).

Group Creation

Figure 8: Group Creation

Note also that the 150d can act as an Active Directory (AD) client and import user and group information from and AD domain controller.

I had a slight hiccup when creating users. The first user I created seemed to go OK, but upon completion, I got the popup shown in Figure 9.

Error Popup

Figure 9: Error Popup

At first I thought that the pop-up itself was in error because everything seemed to be working fine. My user was created, and I could access shares as that user. But when I went to create another user, I got repeated errors along the line of "Failed to create local user", and even a reboot didn't help.

Only when I reset the unit to factory defaults and started my configuration over did the problem clear up, allowing me to create new users at will. This wasn't a big problem for me, but if the unit was in use in a business, having to reset everything could be a major hassle.

Shared Folder Setup

By default, the 150d comes with a single "Public" network share, but additional shares can be defined and configured. Figure 10 shows the share creation menu.

Shared Folder Creation

Figure 10: Shared Folder Creation

In this menu you can see the capability to create a share, restrict user access and make the share available in several different protocols. This muti-protocol support including NFS and AFP is a nice feature for a heterogeneous network. Note that the FTP access button only appeared to be available on the default Public share and it was not possible to turn off CIFS access on a share.

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