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Windows Server 2008 Creating Folders Issue

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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?
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