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I have a samba share on a linux server (RHEL 6) that I am accessing via Windows 7.

I set the samba share with a create mask of 0664, but when I create files via samba from my Windows 7 machine, it creates the files with a permission level of 0674. If I edit a file, it changes its permissions to 0674 as well. If I remove the create mask for the share and rely on the default create mask of 0644, it creates files with permissions of 0774. My umask is 0022. I've tried a number of settings from the manual, but none seem to do the trick. Any ideas as to what is happening and how I can fix this?

Ideally, new files would have permission level of 0664 and existing files would maintain their permission level.

For reference, here's the output of testparm -v:

[global]
    dos charset = CP850
    unix charset = UTF-8
    display charset = LOCALE
    workgroup = WORKGROUP
    realm =
    netbios name = SERVER
    netbios aliases =
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    interfaces =
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    security = DOMAIN
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    client schannel = Auto
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    map to guest = Never
    null passwords = No
    obey pam restrictions = No
    password server = passwordserver.domain.com
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    private dir = /var/lib/samba/private
    passdb backend = tdbsam
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    enable privileges = Yes
    pam password change = No
    passwd program =
    passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *changed*
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    check password script =
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    debug hires timestamp = Yes
    debug pid = No
    debug uid = No
    debug class = No
    enable core files = Yes
    smb ports = 445 139
    large readwrite = Yes
    max protocol = NT1
    min protocol = CORE
    min receivefile size = 0
    read raw = Yes
    write raw = Yes
    disable netbios = No
    reset on zero vc = No
    acl compatibility = auto
    defer sharing violations = Yes
    nt pipe support = Yes
    nt status support = Yes
    announce version = 4.9
    announce as = NT
    max mux = 50
    max xmit = 16644
    name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
    max ttl = 259200
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    min wins ttl = 21600
    time server = No
    unix extensions = No
    use spnego = Yes
    client signing = auto
    server signing = No
    client use spnego = Yes
    client ldap sasl wrapping = plain
    enable asu support = No
    svcctl list =
    deadtime = 0
    getwd cache = Yes
    keepalive = 300
    lpq cache time = 30
    max smbd processes = 0
    paranoid server security = Yes
    max disk size = 0
    max open files = 16384
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
    use mmap = Yes
    hostname lookups = No
    name cache timeout = 660
    ctdbd socket =
    cluster addresses =
    clustering = No
    ctdb timeout = 0
    load printers = No
    printcap cache time = 750
    printcap name =
    cups server =
    cups encrypt = No
    cups connection timeout = 30
    iprint server =
    disable spoolss = No
    addport command =
    enumports command =
    addprinter command =
    deleteprinter command =
    show add printer wizard = Yes
    os2 driver map =
    mangling method = hash2
    mangle prefix = 1
    max stat cache size = 256
    stat cache = Yes
    machine password timeout = 604800
    add user script =
    rename user script =
    delete user script =
    add group script =
    delete group script =
    add user to group script =
    delete user from group script =
    set primary group script =
    add machine script =
    shutdown script =
    abort shutdown script =
    username map script =
    logon script =
    logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
    logon drive =
    logon home = \\%N\%U
    domain logons = No
    init logon delayed hosts =
    init logon delay = 100
    os level = 20
    lm announce = Auto
    lm interval = 60
    preferred master = No
    local master = No
    domain master = Auto
    browse list = Yes
    enhanced browsing = Yes
    dns proxy = Yes
    wins proxy = No
    wins server =
    wins support = No
    wins hook =
    kernel oplocks = Yes
    lock spin time = 200
    oplock break wait time = 0
    ldap admin dn =
    ldap delete dn = No
    ldap group suffix =
    ldap idmap suffix =
    ldap machine suffix =
    ldap passwd sync = no
    ldap replication sleep = 1000
    ldap suffix =
    ldap ssl = start tls
    ldap ssl ads = No
    ldap deref = auto
    ldap follow referral = Auto
    ldap timeout = 15
    ldap connection timeout = 2
    ldap page size = 1024
    ldap user suffix =
    ldap debug level = 0
    ldap debug threshold = 10
    eventlog list =
    add share command =
    change share command =
    delete share command =
    preload =
    lock directory = /var/lib/samba
    state directory = /var/lib/samba
    cache directory = /var/lib/samba
    pid directory = /var/run
    utmp directory =
    wtmp directory =
    utmp = No
    default service =
    message command =
    get quota command =
    set quota command =
    remote announce =
    remote browse sync =
    socket address = 0.0.0.0
    nmbd bind explicit broadcast = Yes
    homedir map = auto.home
    afs username map =
    afs token lifetime = 604800
    log nt token command =
    time offset = 0
    NIS homedir = No
    registry shares = No
    usershare allow guests = No
    usershare max shares = 0
    usershare owner only = Yes
    usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershares
    usershare prefix allow list =
    usershare prefix deny list =
    usershare template share =
    panic action =
    perfcount module =
    host msdfs = Yes
    passdb expand explicit = No
    idmap backend = tdb
    idmap alloc backend =
    idmap cache time = 604800
    idmap negative cache time = 120
    idmap uid =
    idmap gid =
    template homedir = /home/%D/%U
    template shell = /bin/false
    winbind separator = \
    winbind cache time = 300
    winbind reconnect delay = 30
    winbind max clients = 200
    winbind enum users = No
    winbind enum groups = No
    winbind use default domain = No
    winbind trusted domains only = No
    winbind nested groups = Yes
    winbind expand groups = 1
    winbind nss info = template
    winbind refresh tickets = No
    winbind offline logon = No
    winbind normalize names = No
    winbind rpc only = No
    create krb5 conf = Yes
    comment =
    path =
    username =
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    valid users =
    admin users =
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    write list =
    printer admin =
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    force group =
    read only = Yes
    acl check permissions = Yes
    acl group control = No
    acl map full control = Yes
    create mask = 0744
    force create mode = 00
    security mask = 0777
    force security mode = 00
    directory mask = 0755
    force directory mode = 00
    directory security mask = 0777
    force directory security mode = 00
    force unknown acl user = No
    inherit permissions = No
    inherit acls = No
    inherit owner = No
    guest only = No
    administrative share = No
    guest ok = No
    only user = No
    hosts allow =
    hosts deny =
    allocation roundup size = 1048576
    aio read size = 0
    aio write size = 0
    aio write behind =
    ea support = No
    nt acl support = Yes
    profile acls = No
    map acl inherit = No
    afs share = No
    smb encrypt = auto
    block size = 1024
    change notify = Yes
    directory name cache size = 100
    kernel change notify = Yes
    max connections = 0
    min print space = 0
    strict allocate = No
    strict sync = No
    sync always = No
    use sendfile = No
    write cache size = 0
    max reported print jobs = 0
    max print jobs = 1000
    printable = No
    printing = cups
    cups options = raw
    print command =
    lpq command = %p
    lprm command =
    lppause command =
    lpresume command =
    queuepause command =
    queueresume command =
    printer name =
    use client driver = No
    default devmode = Yes
    force printername = No
    printjob username = %U
    default case = lower
    case sensitive = Auto
    preserve case = Yes
    short preserve case = Yes
    mangling char = ~
    hide dot files = Yes
    hide special files = No
    hide unreadable = No
    hide unwriteable files = No
    delete veto files = No
    veto files =
    hide files =
    veto oplock files =
    map archive = Yes
    map hidden = No
    map system = No
    map readonly = yes
    mangled names = Yes
    store dos attributes = No
    dmapi support = No
    browseable = Yes
    access based share enum = No
    blocking locks = Yes
    csc policy = manual
    fake oplocks = No
    locking = Yes
    oplocks = Yes
    level2 oplocks = Yes
    oplock contention limit = 2
    posix locking = Yes
    strict locking = Auto
    share modes = Yes
    dfree cache time = 0
    dfree command =
    copy =
    preexec =
    preexec close = No
    postexec =
    root preexec =
    root preexec close = No
    root postexec =
    available = Yes
    volume =
    fstype = NTFS
    set directory = No
    wide links = No
    follow symlinks = Yes
    dont descend =
    magic script =
    magic output =
    delete readonly = No
    dos filemode = No
    dos filetimes = Yes
    dos filetime resolution = No
    fake directory create times = No
    vfs objects =
    msdfs root = No
    msdfs proxy =

[path]
    comment = path
    path = /path/
    valid users = usera, userb, userc
    read only = No
    create mask = 0664
    directory mask = 0775
    wide links = Yes
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always a good idea to state the samba version –  user168261 May 6 '13 at 3:07

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