Running MS Access

Simon Murcott simonmu at
Thu Apr 8 00:30:25 GMT 1999

On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, Roger D. wrote:

> I am running redhat 5.2 and samba1.9.18p10 and wish to use a mapped drive
> for MS Access and
> Peachtree Accounting. I assumed that MS Access did it's own file locking and
> database management from the client jet egine database, but it doesn't seem
> to work that way.

>From what I have noticed MS access does a mix of file locking and also 
record locking via a .ldb file. Any user who wants to get at a database 
needs write access to the directory that it is in so a .ldb file can be 
created. I have enabled as much locking as possible inside samba and this 
also seems to help. We now have users (albiet braindead ones, ie should 
be using a database server anyway) using access databases from network 
samba shares with no problems.

If this does not steer you in the right direction let me know and I will 
send you the relevant entries from my smb.conf.


Simon Murcott
S.Murcott at

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