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OS X 10.9.3 update doesn't fix SMB permissions, readers say

Readers are reporting continuing problems with SMB file sharing even after updating Macs to OS X 10.9.3. Apple said that the update "improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server." We've had multiple reports of Mavericks breaking ACLs and other SMB file sharing permissions problems (for instance, here and here), and Apple has acknowledged at least one issue.

Joe Giardino reports still seeing permissions problems after the update:

A 10.9.3 SMB fix? No Joy. We set up one of out users here who connects to one of our servers using SMB, created a folder, and it told her she didn't have permission to rename it 10 minutes later.

Eric Fortenberry sees problems with multiple users, who are receiving an Error 50 message:

OS X 10.9.3 doesn't fix ACL issues. All of our users are getting the following message when trying to copy a file to our OS X Server: "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50)."

We note here that a workaround for Fortenberry would be to use AFP on OS X Server for the Macs.

We also note that readers have previously reported -36 errors with Mavericks file sharing.

Tom Burton didn't mention permissions, but reports no progress after the update:

I updated to 10.9.3 in the hopes that Apple's SMB tweaks would get us back to pre-Mavericks file sharing (ie, working) levels. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have improved trying to do file sharing on a Windows share.

If you're having these types of problems if the 10.9.3 update helped.