MS Word from samba share

Bo Kersey bo-lists-samba at
Tue Jul 20 09:00:22 GMT 1999

According to m$, Word Error 1025 means (but I don't think it will help much)...

PSS ID Number: Q110279
Article last modified on 02-07-1998

The information in this article applies to:
 - Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0
When you try to start a wizard in Word for Windows, you may receive the
following error message:
   Error 1025: Cannot open the document
This problem occurs when you are not loading Share in the AUTOEXEC.BAT
Word version 6.0 requires that you load Share in order to run its wizards
if you are running Word under Windows 3.1.
To add SHARE to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
1. Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
2. Add the entry below, where <dir> is the location of the directory that
   contains your MS-DOS files:
     <dir>\SHARE /L:500 /F:5100
To run Word 6.0 under Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.1 in standard
mode, you must run the MS-DOS SHARE command before starting Windows. Word
uses Share for object linking and embedding (OLE) version 2.0 operations.
Specifically, Share provides the range-locking functionality that Word uses
in compound files. Word 6.0 will not start under Windows 3.1 or Windows for
Workgroups 3.1 in standard mode unless SHARE.EXE is loaded.
You do not need SHARE.EXE if you run Word under Windows for Workgroups 3.1
in enhanced (386) mode or Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Windows for
Workgroups uses a comparable file-sharing utility called VSHARE.386. Word
6.0a includes a version of VSHARE.386 for Windows 3.1 users. If you are
using Word 6.0a and operating Windows in the 386 Enhanced mode, VSHARE.386
replaces the need to load the MS-DOS SHARE utility. Similarly, you do not
need SHARE.EXE if you run Word under Windows NT because this operating
system includes built-in range-locking functionality.
KBCategory:   kberrmsg
KBSubcategory: kbtemplate
Additional query words: 6.0 winword msmail mail word6
Keywords          : kbole kbsetup kbtemplate 
Version           : 6.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.


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