[Samba] Issue with Samba and Microsoft Word

Michael Luevane mikel at quantecllc.com
Mon Dec 2 19:39:00 GMT 2002

Hello, all

I was wondering if anyone else has seen this:

I'll arrive in the morning, start Microsoft Word. It takes 30-45 seconds to
I'll hit the File menu item - takes about 30 secnods to open.

If I close Word and open it back up, it all works fine (i.e., no delays).
If I close Word and come back to it in half an hour or so, it all starts

I think I've posted this here before, but I don't remember. My apologies if
I did. I'm still trying to find an answer, and if I can't, we'll most likely
be switching from Samba to Win2K server.

Word is configured so that the everything in the Options|File Locations is
on the C: drive except for the Workgroup templates, which is out on the

My smb.conf is below.

Many many many thanks in advance.

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2002/12/02 08:13:49

# Global parameters
	workgroup = QUANTEC2
	netbios name = QSERVER
	server string = Quantec Server running Samba Server %v
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	username map = /var/lib/samba/maps/user.map
	unix password sync = Yes
	log level = 3
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	name resolve order = host lmhosts wins
	deadtime = 5
	printcap name = cups
	domain admin group = root
	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M
	logon script = logon.bat
	logon path =
	logon drive = Z:
	logon home = \\%N\homes\%u
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 64
	preferred master = True
	domain master = True
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	winbind uid = 10000-20000
	winbind gid = 10000-20000
	winbind cache time = 300
	winbind use default domain = Yes
	printer admin = root, mike, sue, heather
	hosts allow = 10.0.0.
	printing = cups
	printer driver location = /usr/local/samba/printers

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /home/
	read only = No
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
	write list = @adm root mike
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = Public space with read-write access
	path = /mnt/common/home/local/samba-public
	read only = No

[Common files]
	comment = Quantec common files directory
	path = /mnt/common
	force group = Staff
	read only = No
	directory mask = 0777
	inherit permissions = Yes
	inherit acls = Yes
	oplocks = No
	level2 oplocks = No
	vfs object = /usr/lib/samba/vfs/recycle.so
	vfs options = /etc/samba/recycle.conf

	comment = NT's netlogon share - where the logon.bat file lives
	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
	write list = root ntadmin
	browseable = No

	comment = Path to user profiles
	path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
	read only = No
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700

[Server CDROM]
	comment = Server's CD-ROM
	path = /mnt/cdrom

	comment = HP LaserJet 4050
	path = /var/spool/cups
	printer admin = mike root
	printable = Yes
	print command = lpr-cups -P %p -o raw %s
	lpq command = lptat -o %p
	lprm command = cancel %p-%j
	printer driver location = \\%h\print$

	comment = Phaser 850DP printer
	path = /var/spool/cups
	printable = Yes

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