[Samba] Excel File Open Issue - Possibly Samba Related

Chad Vincent chad at rhiannonweb.com
Fri Mar 11 14:02:33 GMT 2005

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Would love to, but this is a production environment and I don't have a
test server up yet.  I just downgraded to 3.0.7.  If I get a testing
server up before 3.0.12 comes up, I'll try it.

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 09:54:29AM -0500, klubarpop wrote:
>>We were having the same problem with Excel ... Different version of Samba.
>>Applying a fix detailed in MS KB # 324491 solved the problem for us.  (We
>>use Office 11 although the fix talks about Office 10  -- Office 11 = Office
>>2003  Office 10 = Office XP for those who don't keep up with such things.)
>>Do a search for QFE_Saskatchewan for the registry key.  Anyone have any idea
>>why the key is named Saskatchewan?
>>Hope this helps
>>Ken Lubar
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: samba-bounces+klubarpop=emiboston.com at lists.samba.org
>>[mailto:samba-bounces+klubarpop=emiboston.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
>>Chad Vincent
>>Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:39 AM
>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: Re: [Samba] Excel File Open Issue - Possibly Samba Related
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>>Okay....  Problem did not go away.  I un-shared (multi-user) the file to
>>clear out the changelog, and the problem did go away.  At this point I'm
>>going to assume a malformed entry in the changelog or a changelog that was
>>just too darn big.  (Before, size was 25MB, after removing sharing it was
>>2.5MB and opened in 1/8th the time.)
>>HOWEVER, upon upgrading to 3.0.11 as suggested, now ALL shared
>>(multi-user) Excel files are, at apparent random, displaying a message "This
>>file has been locked.  To save changes you must save under a different file
>>name and merge....(blah, blah)"  We never had this problem under 3.0.7.  I
>>have "log level=1" and nothing is showing up in the logs.
> Ok - I think I may have fixed this in the current SVN code in SAMBA_3_0
> without needing the strange registry keys.
> I'm looking for people willing to test this before the 3.0.12 release.
> Please give ths code a test and give me some feedback. I can't reproduce
> the problem here with Office 2003 and the latest SAMBA_3_0 SVN code.
> Jeremy.

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