Greetings all! I'm sure this is some stupid noob issue - and regretfully I am mostly a windows guy so maybe I'm just not getting the big picture here. I am running server 10.6.2 - I have this machine setup as a OD Master and a windows PDC with AFP, DNS, iChat, OD, and SMB all turned on. This is the only server on the network. I have a folder I'll call 'Public'. I have a group called 'Users' and I have several users one of which is me, 'karatehero'. When I look at my user entry, I see that I am a member of the 'Users' group, and only the users group. I went into Server Admin and shared my 'Public' directory to 'Users' and gave that group full control. When I look at the share in Server Admin now, I see ACL Workgroup - Permissions: Custom - Applies to: This folder, Child folders, Child files, All Descendants Users - Permissions: Full Control - Applies to: This folder, Child folders, Child files, All Descendants Spotlight - Permissions: Custom - Applies to: Child folders, Child files, All Descendants POSIX Root - Read & Write - Apples to: This folder wheel - Read & Write - Apples to: This folder others - Read & Write - Apples to: This folder My goal was to have all the users in the 'Users' group have full control of all the items and subfolders in that file. This worked initially, but now I see that when I map that drive as myself via SMB, most but not all of the folders have the red '-' next to them. When I look at that folder from the server, I see the following permissions: workgroup - custom users - custom _spotlight - custom admin (me) - Read & write admin - Read & write everyone - no access I would imagine that is setup correctly, and I shoudl be able to get into the folder, but I can't. If this were the windows world, I would scratch my head and reformat. I'm not sure why this happened to all these files. Why my permissions are setup on the share as 'Full Control' and the subfolders are 'custom' is strange to me. I notice there is a 'propagate permissions' option when I highlight my share and click the gear. Shoudl I do that? Why would I need to? Thanks in advance all! I'm kinda stuck here!