We need to have a folder shared called "Profiles" the share name have to be p$ The problem is, that we're not able to set permissions on this share. The Information Message: "This has been shared for administrative purpose. The share permission and file security cannot be set."
I know that windows OS has some default administration shares for sharing the local disks as such C$ D$ E$ and Admin$ Fax$ IPC$ Netlogon and at least Print$
p$ is no default administrativ share and is usable for a normal file share name...
Why it is not possible in netapp CIFS shares to use any single letter A$-Z$ for a default file share?
I have a lot of $ shares and use them specifically to set permissions on subdirectories. In ONTAP 8 I've been using the C$ share exclusively.
There really shouldn't be any issues with setting the permissions; provided the file system security is NTFS and the account you're using to change permissions has the permission to do so, and the directory is not within a SV destination. When changing the permissions of the directory shared you should see a warning stating that doing so could be bad mojo.
What does the output of 'cifs shares p$' look like?
Windows can only handle default windows hidden shares, which are created on a windows server. To set permissions on netapp hidden shares with only one letter, you have to do it either on the console or on the web interface "filer-view". It is no problem to set permissions ond single letter hidden shares there.