[Samba] NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate and smbmounted Win shares

Dragan Krnic dkrnic at lycos.com
Sat Dec 13 20:03:51 GMT 2003

Setting this dword to 1 in 
HKLM/CurrentControlSet/Control/FileSystem is supposed to
suppress updates of a file's Access Time attribute when 
browsing but even read-only accesses with NotePad or 
plain copy leave no traces.

However, if you cp or cat (or for that matter tar) a
file on an smbmounted Win share, the Access Time is
updated regardless of the setting of 
NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate. This produces an annoying 
warning message for users of MS VC++ Studio that the 
file they've been editing had been changed by another
program and prompt them to reload it.

Does anyone know how to work around this problem?

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