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

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Mar 15 18:03:52 GMT 2005

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:36:31AM -0500, Nathan Vidican wrote:
> 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
> environment).

Please be exact on the version of MS-Office you're running with. I can't
reproduce the problems with a MS-Office 2003 - if you're running an earlier
version I'll need to go back a rev or so.


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