Problem with filenames

Michael Jones mjone4 at
Wed Apr 29 13:12:53 GMT 1998

Heheh, this is actually a problem with Office97!
happens on novell AND microsoft servers. You
need to map a drive to the toplevel directory
of the Office97 flat in order to install over the
network. go figure. I had this same problem a few
months ago with a novell 3.12 file server. And one
word of advice.. Do a custom install and make sure
to deselect the Office Assistant ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom at
[mailto:samba-ntdom at]On Behalf Of Viktu Pons Colomer
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 5:41 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Problem with filenames

Hi. I'm absolutelly new in Samba, and I've a big problem, but don't know
if it is a configuration problem.

I have a Samba PDC installed on a server which acts as anonymous ftp. In
the public directory of the ftp i have diferent programs for
installations, such as office, win95, and shareware programs.
My problem is when i try to install some of this programs. For example, I
have VisualC++ V5 in a directory called
and is configured in smb.conf as
path = /home/ftp/pub

If i install VisualC it works, but having Office97 in
when i try to run install.exe Nt Server 4.0 says it can't find install.exe
in \\SERVER\Masters\Win95\Suites\Office97\install.exe

It works in Win95, but not in NT 4.0 Spanish version.

And these are not the only examples, some programs installs and others

I have tried to copy the office's install.exe in /home/ftp/pub and then it

Any ideas? THANKS!!!

Viktu Pons Colomer
Col.laborador del Centre de Serveis Informàtics CSI
Department of Computer Science
Escola d'Enginyeria la Salle                    Telf:   07 972026
Universitat Ramon Llull                         E-mail: is04797 at
Passeig Bonanova,8                                      viktu at

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