I'm running Windows 2008 Server Standard Edtion as a file server. Initially while copying the data from the old Windows Server 2003 I experienced an error on random directories and files. I documented the files and contiuned copying until the task was completed. I looked at the files that didn't copy and found the file had no owner assigned. I then had to assign an owner to each file and add the users I wanted to access that file, then I could copy it over. This only happened on 1 directory but many random subdirectories and files.
I have a shared data drive with 25 directories. I've reset security rights on about 1/3 of the directories for specific users to access. While resetting the the rights on the most recent folder, I received a message that read, "An error occurred while applying security info to: (Directory/File name)." The same error occurred as when copying the data initially. I had to document the file, go back and assign an owner to the directory/file and assign individual users. In the process of doing this, I discovered if I assigned an owner, added the Administrator as a user with full rights and clicked "Apply", the Administrator would appear as a User Name and the other 3 users I was going to add would appear.
At one point I recalled seeing a message that read something like, "applying security settings may result in random file access issues."
I also have a user with 4 mapped drives to the server. He can read, write and create directories on 3 of the mapped drives. On the fourth, he can read but cannot create or overwrite a directory. His access rights are setup the same on all the mapped drives. He was running Windows XP Pro SP3 and experienced the problem. He is now running Windows 7 and is having the same problem.
What am I missing here?