Weirdness: MS Access Files on Samba NT Dom

Todd Stiers tas at
Thu Mar 18 01:50:47 GMT 1999


I have come across a very strange error since upgrading my servers
to Samba NT Dom 2.0 (late January).

Apparently, MS Access 97 files can no longer be opened and run
from the Samba fileservers. I can copy the files to NT local machines,
they work, I can put them on NT shares, MS Access works, and I
can put them on samba 1.9x versions and it works.

Whats changed? Was it/is it intentional?

Currently, only windows 95/98 machines seem to be able to open
the MS Access docs stored on Samba NT Dom servers.

Access seems to create a locking file on real NT and real NT shares,
but on neither of the Samba (NT Dom and regular).



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Todd Stiers
Director of Systems Administration
The MicroDisplay Corporation (510)243-9515x129
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