[Samba] Problems with MS Office (Excel/Word) & Samba 3.0.11, (moved to testing 3.0.12-RC1) attn Jerry

Nathan Vidican nvidican at wmptl.com
Tue Mar 15 14:36:31 GMT 2005

We are running with a little over 100GB of office data, and about 200GB misc
other data shared to approximately 50 users using samba across two servers
acting as PDC and BDC to Windows 2000 & XP Pro clients. Also using roaming
profiles and ldap backend inclusive of nss_ldap and pam_ldap for the unix
side - works well except for the more recent and horribly crippling MS
Office bug.

Tried disabling/veto'ing oplocks, but to no avail, so we've opted to try
3.0.12-rc1 on one of the two servers; all is well at this point thus far
(been running about 10mins), figured I'd drop the list a line; Just a note -
we've been having huge problems with MS Excel and Word running on samba
3.0.11, moved over to 3.0.12-rc1, (even though this is a production

... Will advise and let you know if the problems persist, or if we find any
new ones.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at wmptl.com
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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