Tech support request (an odd one)

Greg Louis glouis at
Mon Oct 22 12:56:06 GMT 2001

If anyone can suggest a fix or workaround for this, it would be much

Since upgrading from 2.2.1a to 2.2.2 on a 4-processor Linux 2.2 server,
we have an interesting problem with Office 2000 applications, and
Microsoft Backup, on Windows 2000 clients: these programs cannot save
to the user's Homes share (an access-denied error message results). 
Other programs, such as Eudora, can save to the Homes share; the Office
apps can save to other shares; and once saved, the files can be copied
to the Homes share and read from there.

Changing Unix permissions to (shudder) 777, as a test, made no
difference.  (Most home directories' permissions are either 700 or 711.)

On Windows 98 clients, the Office 97 and Office 2000 programs can save
to the Homes shares normally.

Here is an abridged copy of the smb.conf file showing the global
settings, the Homes share settings, and those of one other share to
which the Office 2000 programs can save normally from a Windows 2000

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost (
# Date: 2001/10/22 13:57:10

# Global parameters
        workgroup = CONSULTRONICS
        server string = File Server
        interfaces = eth0 eth1 lo
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        min passwd length = 6
        null passwords = Yes
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\r *new*password* %n\r *changed*
        username map = /etc/smbusers
        log level = 2
        log file = /fs/is/samba/%I.log
        time server = Yes
        deadtime = 30
        keepalive = 0
        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        show add printer wizard = No
        character set = ISO8859-1
        dns proxy = No
        kernel oplocks = No
	admin users = <several>
	printer admin = <several>
        create mask = 0774
        directory mask = 0775
        blocking locks = No
        oplocks = No
        level2 oplocks = No
        posix locking = No
        wide links = No
        fake directory create times = Yes

        path = /fs/u/%S
        read only = No
        veto files = /.*/Desktop/
        browseable = No
        delete readonly = Yes
        dos filemode = Yes

        comment = Finance Department
        path = /fs/finance
        valid users = <lots>
        admin users = <several>
        read only = No
        delete readonly = Yes
        dos filemode = Yes

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