[Samba] Excel opens files as read-only
Thomas Munck Steenholdt
tmus at tmus.dk
Thu May 13 22:02:09 GMT 2004
Edvard Fagerholm wrote:
> A few users on my network has complained about Excel opening files as
> read-only. What is weird is that the files aren't. I can open such a file using
> notepad and write to it, but when the same file is opened in Excel, Excel says
> it's read-only.
> Anyone know what the problem is? Workstations run WinXP and office is 2k3.
> These files are shared between many users, but I don't think it's a locking
> problem, because I checked that no one else was accessing the files at the same
Saw something like this (it may not be entirely the same) and was able
to reproduce it pretty easily...
user_a : create excel file and put something in it, then save, close!
user_b : open file, make changes, save, close!
user_a : open file ... file will be read only!
This seemed to happen because of some semantics that MS office uses when
updating a file...
Worked around it with "force security mode = 0200" and "dos filemode = yes"
Try it out, like I said, it may not be entirely same issue!
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