Server 2008 R2 file and folder permissions

In an attempt to modify the permissions of a directory on a 2008 R2 file server, the process appears to get stuck on a file forcing me to cancel it.  I would then move that troublemaker file outside the directory and run again and it simply gets stuck at the next one and so on.  I have left this overnight and it didn't even move.  This also occurs when I attempt to change the ownership of the files/folders.

Due to an active directory upgrade we currently have 10 domain controllers with 2003/2008/2012 R2 across two sites.  I logged onto the server and ran "echo %logonserver" then checked that server for any errors during this process and found nothing.  I also downloaded ldp.exe and was able to perform connections and binds to the logonserver.

This site points to the same issue i'm experiencing, however doesn't really produce a solution so I'm at a standstill.
http://serverfault.com/questions/499846/windows-server-2008-r2-hangs-when-editing-folder-permissions 

Any help would be appreciated.
jmachado81Asked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Did you already do a checkdisk?
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
How are you trying to take ownership with a script, from a command prompt or by Windows Explorer (right click on folder)? Try this from a command prompt
takeown /f d:\Folder\Sub-Folder /r /d:n
jmachado81Author Commented:
Performing a checkdisk on a volume over 1TB will take too long.  I was trying to modify permissions using windows explorer.  Is takedown a Builtin command in 2008 r2?
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McKnifeCommented:
If permissions can't be changed and nothing is moving, it could very well be a problem with the file system, so check the disk. Nothing but checkdisk can repair that.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Is takedown a Builtin command in 2008 r2?
yes
and if there is something wrong with the date/files you should get an error to help guide us to the next step
jmachado81Author Commented:
I ran "takeown /f T:\Art\_ARCHIVE /a /r /d:n" and it shortly goes to a blinking cursor as if waiting on something...no errors.  The T drive is 5.5 TB in size.  I have put in a request to have this server rebooted, so hopefully it will clear something up.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
nothing in the system or application logs?
jmachado81Author Commented:
Nothing in the system or application logs.  I even connected to the logon server to see if there were security errors there and nothing visible.
jmachado81Author Commented:
Once the server was rebooted i was able to take ownership and modify permissions.  The tasks didn't get hung up or produce any errors, so it's expected to have completed successfully.

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jmachado81Author Commented:
A reboot was not suggested by the experts to resolve the issue but i did use the command provided to take ownership.
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