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I have a share on a Windows 7 machine that acts as a server. We have several people on Macs that need to create/modify files on this machine. When one of these people creates a file on the share using a code editor, or updates a file using an SVN client (Versions) the file acquires a Windows account with a name like this:

S-1-5-88-3-33216

This account has no permissions and seems to mess with all the other permissions on the file. The end result is that IIS can't serve up the file until I remove this account manually from the file permissions.

Has anyone seen this before?

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That SID is interesting. It's used by Windows for UNIX translation, and that particular one is what stores the UNIX mode. The smbfs drivers for Apple have this in a comment too. The 33216 number translates to the Mode of the file, or should since 33216 doesn't translate to a correct POSIX mode.

You can get around this by removing "Full Control" for "Everyone" at the share level (and possibly the NTFS level) and changing it to "Modify".

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Whoa thanks! Just a note: It's "Everyone" on Windows 7. I didn't have this user set at all. –  Ryan Bosinger Apr 10 '13 at 20:33
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