[Samba] Samba & MS Office

Andreas Unterkircher andreas.unterkircher at cubit.at
Thu Oct 16 07:18:12 GMT 2003


I have a strange probleme with samba (debian sid, 3.0final) and
Microsoft Office (in moment 97 is in use, but the same error
with Office XP). I didn't found something in the Mailing-Lists-Archive, 
so I simple ask - Samba is used as PDC with Domain-Logons.

When creating a new Document in Microsoft Word and try to save
it on a samba share, we always get an error - Word says, that
saving this file failed (no more information), than it asks, if we
would try to safe again, we click on Yes and than it works!?!?

Debugging is fully turned on (level 10), but we only see, that samba
says, writing ist ok, but in the first try, it hasn't saved this file!

This happens only with the MS Office. I also tried it with (as example)
notepad to save a simple txt-file and this makes no problem!

If found some informations in the Mailing-List and enabled following
        strict allocate = Yes
        strict locking = Yes
        strict sync = Yes

But that hasn't solved the Problem.

Here is a snap of our smb.conf

# Global parameters
        workgroup = OURSMBDOMAIN
        name resolve order=wins bcast
        server string = %h server (Samba %v)
        interfaces =
        encrypt passwords = true
        unix password sync = Yes
        log level = 10
        time server = Yes
        keepalive = 30
        guest account = nobody
        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=4096
        domain admin group = root, Administrator, @smbusers
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -g 100 -d /dev/null -s
/bin/false -M %u
        logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
        logon script = %U.bat
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 64
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        wins support = Yes
        printing = cups
        strict allocate = Yes
        strict locking = Yes
        strict sync = Yes
        unix charset = 850
        comment = Office 
        path = /mnt/shares/office
        public = no
        force group = +office
        force create mode = 2510
        force directory mode = 2510
        security mask = 0267
        directory security mask = 0267
        writeable = yes
        create mode = 2770
        directory mode = 2770
        valid users = @office 

Thank's for any information!

Greetings, Andreas

Andreas Unterkircher
CUBiT IT Solutions GmbH

Albertgasse 43
A-1080 Wien
Tel: +43-1-7189880-0
Fax: +43-1-7189880-11

andreas.unterkircher at cubit.at

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