The major difficulty in sharing files in directories like this is to get the permissions right. For the grants directories, this process is simply automated for both Windows and Linux users.
Unix (Solaris or Linux) users can connect to the directory directly,
% cd /res/users/username/grantsAfter editing/adding files there, the command
% /usr/local/bin/fix-shared-grants-fileswill set shared protections right.
Users on Windows boxes need to map the directory to their machine first. [Note: In order to map the directory on your Windows machine, you will need an LCSR Windows domain account.] When finished editing/adding files, they should run a program in the grants directory called "Share files (username) .bat" (where username is their user name). That program will ask for their (Unix) password, then ssh a command to research to correct the protections.