[Samba] Samba & Sage Line 50 Accounting

Louis Sabet louis at mobiles.co.uk
Thu Jun 5 10:35:20 GMT 2003

Hi all,

Having a very specific problem here:

I have a working RedHat9 server running Samba 2.2.7 (the release that comes 
with RH9), acting as a PDC/File Server to around 15 WinXP Pro client 

This all works nicely, apart from our accounting package, Sage Line 50, 
which depends on its data being stored on a network share.

Previously, when the data was stored on a WinNT4 share, there was no 
problem, several users could concurrently connect into the database and 
work simultaneously.

Now, using samba, this isn't possible. Sage will only allow one user to log 
in and access the DB at any one time. As soon as that user logs out, the 
next user can log in. This isn't normal Sage behaviour.

I have found instances of people on google asking for help with very 
similar problems (usually accounting packages and DBs - usually solutions 
involving oplocks), but having tried all the suggestions I found, I haven't 
found one that works.

Any help at this point would be very much appreciated, as I've got an 
entire NT4 server dedicated to sharing out a few files for 15 users, and 
I'm needing to decommission it for something else.

Many thanks in advance,


Louis Sabet - IT Manager

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