Weirdness: MS Access Files on Samba NT Dom
aaron at compedge.co.nz
Thu Mar 18 04:05:30 GMT 1999
Works for me (standard Samba 2.0.3, configured as PDC, also worked on
2.0.2). Access creates its .ldb file quite happily. I hate to point out
the obvious, but do your users have write access to the directory
containing the database file? Is the share read-only? Of course, the
DIRECTORY must have the w permission set for the appropriate user/group to
enable them to create the lock file.
If the database need not be written to, you could also try making it
read-only (this allows multi-user access without designing the DB to cope
Computing Edge Limited
Todd Stiers <tas at microdisplay.com> on 18/03/99 13:52:54
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Subject: Weirdness: MS Access Files on Samba NT Dom
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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