Moving file to root drive erases owner and security permissions

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    TheGeek
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    First time poster and I have read the forum rules. Please forgive if I forget a rule. I apologize in advance for the block of text. I am attempting to be thorough.

    I am currently having an odd issue with SBS 2008.

    Here are the symptoms:
    -When a file is moved from a folder under a subfolder to the root drive, the file loses the current owner and requires administrator permissions to view the security permissions.
    -Without the ability to replicate consistently, a user will edit a file under the said subfolder and will receive an error stating that they do not have permission to open the file. Upon inspection the file will show the same symptoms as before.

    Some background:
    -Inheritance is on and is being forced to all subfolders and files.
    -UAC is on the server

    What I have tried:
    -Forcing the DomainAdministrators and DomainUsers group for the security permissions with inheritance to all folders and sub folders
    -Forcing the DomainUsers group to be the owner of all files in said folders and sub folders

    What fixes it temporarily:
    Adding the DomainUsers group as the owner and adding the DomainUsers and DomainAdministrators group to the security tab. After this fix you can replicate the issue again by moving it back to the root of the drive.

    One thing worth mentioning other if you move a test file from a sub folder to the root of the drive and it erasing the permissions, is that if you move it back to the sub folder it will give its owner and security permissions back.

    Attachments:
    1. What I receive when copy/moving a file to the root. (showing UAC is on)
    2. What the security tab looks like after moving the file.
    3. What the owner tab looks like after moving the file.
    4. What the security permissions look like if you click Continue to view permissions. (the DomainUsers group is normally supposed to be in there)

    Thank you in advance!

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