[Samba] Windows Read Only attribute, and Microsoft Excel.

alaslavic at havertys.com alaslavic at havertys.com
Wed May 12 23:34:30 GMT 2004

Tried, but I can only fix the files after they have been opened by excel.
If i reset the permissions beforehand, the problem still happens the first
time you open excel.  I'm really stumped...

Alex Laslavic
Havertys Tech Services

Jim <elemint at hotpop.com> wrote on 05/12/2004 07:07:29 PM:

> Could you do a chown or chmod -R for recursively would that let you fix
> all of the files with out having to do each one by hand?
>  probably not what you are looking for.
> Jim
> On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 11:20, alaslavic at havertys.com wrote:
> >
> >
> > I have recently started migrating a Win2k fileserver to a Samba 3.0.2a
> > server.  Running in full ADS mode, with winbind enabled for
> > against our Win2k PDC.  I am also running as much of the ACL support as
> > can.
> >
> > The problem I am encountering involves excel documents.  The documents
> > migrated from the Win2k server, to the Samba server, and are retaining
> > of the ACL's during the move.  The problem is, if somebody opens the
> > document from a windows client (excel 2000), and then saves it, the
file is
> > saved (or re-written actually) with changed permissions.  The owner is
> > changed to the person who modified the document, which is ok, but the
> > permissons are changed to "470" on the file, and shows up in windows as
> > Read Only to everybody, even if they are part of an ACL that has RWX.
> >
> > If the owner removes the Read Only checkbox in windows, or, if I modify
> > permissions for the owner to RWX in linux, the file will be "fixed"
> > permanently, even after subsequent edits / changes of owner.
> >
> > It doesn't happen to newly created excel documents, only to the
> > ones.  Once the migrated file is "fixed" the problem never comes up
> > on that file.
> >
> > Can anybody think of whats happening here, or suggest anything I can do
> > about it?  I have a few hundred-thousand excel documents to move, so
> > this manually is not an option.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > --alex

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