some users in server 2008 security group can access a network share, other's in the same group can't

I have a windows 2008 server. This is the domain controller. For security on a particular file share, I have created a security group and added the users who need access to this group. On the security tab, the only groups and users are this one security group (coordinators) and the Administrators group. They both have full control. Under sharing , permissions are set to full for both groups as well. To get this set, I did have to turn off inherited permissions.

The problem is that some users have access to the file share, other receive an access denied message. Some are on std. windows 7 pro desktops and others are on the Windows 2008 Terminal Server. Some have access from the desktop but some don't. Some have access from the TS and others don't. One has no access from her desktop but has full access when she gets on the terminal server.

This happened out of the blue. Initially all of the users lost access to this file share (different folder).  In order to resolve it, I created a totally new folder, moved the data over from the backups and created a new, fresh share. Then I have some accessing it and some not accessing. Doesn't make any sense to me especially since I started over.

I haven't run into a permissions issue like this before. Any assistance in finding a solution would be greatly appreciated.


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Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Have you checked the event logs on the client systems to see if ther are any clues there? Has anyone else been adjusting share or ntfs file permissions?

w_marquardtOwnerAuthor Commented:
No one else has touched the shares which shouldn't have affected a fully new shared folder anyway. I just logged onto the system as one of the remote desktop users. Now I can access those files that I couldn't access this afternoon! This really isn't making sense.I"ll be onsite tomorrow and give it a try again.

 I did look at the event logs around the time when I was logged in as this users and was having problems... nothing interesting in the logs to report.

Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Does sound odd, if this is an Active Directory with two or more Domain Controllers maybe the newly shared drives had not sync'd with all domain controllers when you tested.

w_marquardtOwnerAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the long delay on this. I lost track of the question. It ended up that for whatever reason, it just started working again without any intervention. Weird!

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w_marquardtOwnerAuthor Commented:
Since there was no outside intervention, there is no one to give credit to for the solution. I wish there was a better explanation. The system has been working perfectly since the problem resolved itself several months ago.
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