[Samba] Help - Serious samba problem with Excel

John Mazza maz at maznets.com
Tue Sep 6 05:11:16 GMT 2005


Try adding a "force user = <some_unix_user>" line to the share. Also try a 
"force group = <some_unix_group>" as well.  I've had to do this with MS
Office apps before... they try to take ownership and mess things up pretty 
badly.  Also try turning off oplocks as well.

Once you add those lines, also make sure to "chown" all the affected files
to the appropriate Unix user/group as well.

Hope it helps!!!

On Mon, 05 Sep 2005 19:49:10 +0100, Jamie Heckford wrote:

>Damn I hate upgrades. After updating at the weekend to FreeBSD 5.4-R in 
>a fresh install our samba server just doesn't want to play ball.
>I have managed to get Samba3 working ok apart from when it comes to 
>using Excel documents. If a user has an excel document open and another 
>user tries to open it, Excel 2003 will fail with 'Unable to open the 
>file, it may be read-only or encrypted'
>It worked perfectly before, I have driven myself mad trying to get it to 
>work all day :(
>If anyone could lend a hand it would be very much appreciated...... 
>relevant config, details etc. below:
>FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p6 #1: Sun Sep  4 16:37:13 BST 2005
>samba-3.0.12_1,1 from FreeBSD ports (I have tried 3.0.20 as well, no luck)
>         workgroup = TRIDENT
>         server string = SERV01
>         security = domain
>         socket options = TCP_NODELAY
>         netbios name = SERV01
>         log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
>         dns proxy = no
>         wins support = no
>         interfaces =
>         encrypt passwords = yes
>         enhanced browsing = yes
>          comment = Operations - Stats Area
>          path = /u/stats
>          force user = root
>          guest ok = no
>          writeable = yes
>          valid users = user1, user2, user3, user4, user5
>I have taken everything else out to try and solve this problem.
>/u is mounted from another FreeBSD 5 box over NFS, I have tried all the 
>various oplock settings as well and this didn't make any difference.
>Jamie Heckford
>Network Manager
>Trident Microsystems Ltd.
>t: +44(0)1737-780790
>f: +44(0)1737-771908
>w: http://www.trident-uk.co.uk/
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