To start off, I'll summarize our current set-up. We've got
Contribute Publishing Server running on Windows Server 2003. We
have numerous Contribute clients spread out over our campus.
They've all been using Windows XP. They connect via the LDAP
settings in Active Directory. We're using Local/Network as our
connection method. We have been encountering no difficulties using
the software in this manner... at least until we tried installing
the software on a Mac.
We've currently tried two different Macs. The one in my
office is OS X 10.4.9. I have successfully installed Contribute on
it. The way we've been making people connect to our server is via
Connection Keys. We learned that we could not use our old
Connection Key, since it was created on a Windows platform. So,
instead, I begin the process of setting up a manual connection.
I enter our URL (we've actually been using an
http://SERVERNAME address with
Contribute) and tell it to connect to a Website. I enter
Local/Network. I specify the mounted drive which appears as WWWROOT
in the text box. I click Continue. Now it has me log in after
telling me that the server is managed by CPS. It synchronizes some
templates, which look kind of odd as it does so. In the file name
listings as it works I see some ASP code. Not sure why, but it
finishes and I see that our website has a connection established.
I click the website name. It takes me to the home page. A bar
appears at the top of the page. "You don't have permission to edit
this page." Wait... what? I have full permission to edit everything
when I log in elsewhere. In fact, on this Mac, every single page
says this. I refresh the page and now it says "Contribute has
disabled your connection to this website because an unknown error
occurred." Hmm. I click the New button at the top... and I don't
have access to any of the website's templates. In fact, I can't
create anything. I hit the Connect button and it tells me "Access
Denied. The file may not exist or there could be a permission
I'm at a loss for words. How/why could this be happening?
Does anyone have any ideas?