Samba/MS Access Files

Christopher D. Reimer creimer at
Sat Jan 27 23:59:19 GMT 2001

My company ran into the same problem when hosting an Access file on a 
Linux/Samba box.  Ultimately, the solution was change Linux to Windows 
NT.  If there is a solution to this particular problem, several of my 
co-workers would love to take the NT box outside and shoot it.

Christopher Reimer

At 04:21 PM 1/27/1995, Doug Jolley wrote:
>Hi --
>I'm trying to move an MS Access database (.mdb file) from an
>MS Windows-based server to a Linux-based server running Samba.
>Multiple users on Win98-based workstations can open the database
>when it is hosted on the Windows server.  However, when the
>database is moved to the Linux server and the same users attempt
>to do the same thing only the first user can open the database.
>When another user attempts to open it, Access complains that
>there are too many users.  The help info says that the number
>of users is limited to 255.  We only have 2.  Can anyone give me
>any information on this problem and/or point me to where I can
>find such info?
>Thanks for any input.
>      ... doug
>Doug Jolley     mailto://
>          Don't bogart that file, my friend.  Net it over to me.

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