freenas cifs share denied

Trying out freenas and liking everything about it other than cifs shares.
Have looked and looked all over the net for a solution but nothing seems to work, cifs shares constantly deny access even with guest access enabled.

Hoping there is a freenas person on this site.

FreeNAS 9.3 64-bit
System: SuperMicro (MB: X8DT3-LN4F)
CPU: Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz (2261.05-MHz K8-class CPU)
12GB memory - Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/2G
12 x Western Digital WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C06 on LSILogic SAS/SATA Adapter
4 Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection version - 2.4.0
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gheistCommented:
Why FreeNAS? Can you share windows error number you get? Does it change with "NET USE" ?
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projectsAuthor Commented:
I'm testing FN as a lower cost replacement of our fibre channel storage.
Since FN allows various types of shares to be created, I'm wanting to try those out and see how things work.
Creating iSCSI and NFS shares has been no problem but there is never any write access when creating CIFS shares.

C:\Users\leena>net use
New connections will be remembered.

Status       Local     Remote                    Network

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OK           T:        \\nas01\backups           Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.

C:\Users\leena>net use T:
Local name        T:
Remote name       \\nas01\backups
Resource type     Disk
Status            OK
# Opens           1
# Connections     1
The command completed successfully.


C:\Users\leena>copy .session_saved t:\
Access is denied.
        0 file(s) copied.

There is a user/pass created on FN and the user and share have owner/group read/write access allowed.
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gheistCommented:
is the share writable and browsable in freenas?
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projectsAuthor Commented:
It's browsable but there aren't any read/write options in the share settings.
I've even enabled Guest access but that doesn't help.
Also has 'default permissions' enabled.
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gheistCommented:
there are two sets of premissions - one of share, other on files. it looks like share is read-only.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
Yes, it's read only, that's why I posted the question, because I can't find a way of making it read write.

I also tried changing the permissions from the windows machine with no luck.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
Supposedly, using the wizard as of a couple of versions ago takes care of all of the permissions.
I've read that and many other docs.

I've also tried adding write permission to the group user on FN but it never takes, it just keeps removing it.
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gheistCommented:
You must use "advanced" wizard.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
I don't see any such option. Where might that be and why would it make a difference and why would they not state that? :)
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projectsAuthor Commented:
Anyone?
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gheistCommented:
besides "worksforme" i cannot help, there is nothing custom neded to make it work.
 Ask more help via "request attention" button above answers.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
The answer was to put the CIFS users into the wheel group. Not sure why but that worked.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
Found my own answer. Don't want the points but not sure how to close this question other than picking my own solution.
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