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First, there is this problem:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4149

Which says that anything copied to os x server via smb will be "safe saved" and essentially chmod to 600. This is extremely annoying and counterproductive to having a share server...

I did what the article said, but nothing has changed. It is very vague about how to actually set the ACL permissions, but I think I did that via Server.app -> hardware -> storage -> edit permissions. I added (in addition to other things):

Guests - Read & Write Others - Read & Write

Actually every entry is read and write, but despite this...it is still chmod to 600 when I try to copy a file via SMB. Where else should I look to solve this madness?

Alternatively, how can I get rid of this crappy SMB and put back the original SMB? I tried SMBUp but it just fails to start the service every time...

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I experienced a very similar problem with OS X clients accessing a Windows-based SMB server. The problem was caused by having different permissions in the root of the share (where "safe save" files are created) than the sub-folders (where users were saving their files). Our "hack" solution was to deny permission to the safe save folder, which seemed to cause the clients to stop using safe save. –  Jason Aug 19 at 18:36

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Ok, for anyone else with this problem...I think the easiest answer is to just give up and install Samba3 from MacPorts. I did that and had the server working correctly in about 15 minutes, instead of the hours I spent pounding my head against the wall fighting against something that is confusing and counter productive.

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I have the exact same problem... I can't figure it out... Any more news? Using OS X Server 2.2.1 on 10.8.2 –  unmircea Apr 2 '13 at 21:02
    
@unmircea Not that I know of, other than with Mavericks Apple has redone their SMB stack again. –  borrrden Aug 6 at 1:16
    
True, however it did not work very well. Yosemite seems to have finally fixed all issues, but only time will tell. –  unmircea Aug 9 at 8:20

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