File access issues with inherited permissions.

We have a server that our users have repeatedly complained denies users access to certain files in the directory. The folder itself inherits permissions from it's parent and allows Domain Users full access to all files in the folder. For some reason files put into the folder will randomly not inherit permissions and instead be locked out to all users except administrators and the user that put the file there. We've rebuilt the parent file structure and it still remains an issue. This is an issue that needs to be resolved so our clients can access the files they need. I'm unsure how to proceed from here, thoughts?
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You may have already done some or all of these, but here's a list:

1.  Check the sharing permissions and make sure they aren't restricting certain users or groups from accessing files AND folders.
2.  Make sure there aren't any DENY permissions at any level that might affect certain users.
3.  Make sure all files and folders within the main share are set to inherit permissions from the parent.
4.  Make sure there aren't ANY non-administrative users that have Full rights to files or folders within this file structure. The highest level of rights that should be given to any user is Modify.
5.  REMOVE the Creator/Owner rights in the file structure and replace it with a domain user group (i.e., Users or Domain Users) to which every user belongs by default.
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
Right-Click the folder>Properties>Security tab>Advanced button>Add Authenticated Users with the permissions needed
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> For some reason files put into the folder will randomly not inherit permissions and instead be locked out to all users except administrators and the user that put the file there.

If the user putting the files there Moves the files there instead of Copy, the files use the permissions where it came from. That can be a cause.
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Naveen SharmaCommented:
Refer to this article i.e - Set, View, Change, or Remove Permissions on Files and Folders:

Also check this perimission analysis solution which evaluates the current effective permissions after calculating the NTFS permissions and Share permissions to see who has which permissions.
OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll try your suggestions and get back to you.
OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
I've resolved the issue. Found there was a file server program running in the background that was allowing Mac users to sync to the Windows server. Thanks for your suggestions.

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