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PC users cant see some MAC files on Windows 2008r2 Server

Posted on 2015-02-12
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We have a Desktop Publishing Department that uses Macs (OS 10.7). they also have been setup for years to save all their work a Windows SMB share. Over the years we have some windows PC's (XP, 7, 8.1) that will not be able to see a new file that was saved by the Mac User to the Windows server (OS 2008r2 Share Permissions Authenticated Users Full Control).
I have noticed that the "Owner" of the file that was created on a mac and saved to the network share will sometimes but not always be the user on the mac. It will be the domain account that they use to login to the network share. This doesn't seem to happen to every file and I have not found a pattern as to when it does happen. Then I have also on some made changes to regular file permissions to allow a user to see the file. Sometimes the Mac doesn't allow inherited permissions to flow through.
So sometimes the owner change and / or the permission change will allow the PC user to see the files. Sometimes the are told the files are there by DTP people and they can't see them then an hour later they can with no intervention from anyone...

I have gone to the root shared folder and made sure the owner / permissions I want are applied there and allowed to inherit to the child directories. Still not working correctly.

Any Ideas would be great.
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Macs use unix file permissions, wwhich do not always map correctly to Windows ones
They have read, write, execute for owner, group and world. They also handle hidden files differently. Hidden files start with a dot.
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I have decided to try using a product called ExtremeZ-IP. It seems to address these mysterious issues with macs saving to a windows server. We have been running the trial version for a few days and so far it seems to have cured the issues.
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