[Samba] Excel error

Doug VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Wed Aug 23 00:32:38 GMT 2006

Dominic Iadicicco wrote:
> Hello all,
> My network users are receiving an error when they try to save changes 
> to an
> execl file that is stored in a samba share. The error is "The file
> filename.xls may have been changed by another user since you last 
> saved it.
> In that case, what do you want to do? save a copy or Overwrite 
> changes.  Now
> they can  all read and write to this share and it only happens with excel
> files so far.   Word docs and others saves do not generate this 
> error.  Now
> Microsoft claims this is a feature but I have not been able to 
> generate it
> with a peer to peer share I have setup between two winxp machines.  It 
> only
> happens when they try to save to any share on the samba domain.  This 
> server
> is running RH9 with samba 2.2.7a.  The clients are winXP Pro Srv2 with MS
> office/Excel 2002. Is this a known issue with this old version of 
> samba?  Is
> this a samba issue?
> If anyone could point me in the right direction I would greatly 
> appreciate
> it.
> Also if you need any more info on the setup please let me know.
Try this KB article from MS & see if it fits.
Worked for me a while back.  Has to do with network and filesystem 
latency issues with excel timestamp checking.

Regards, Doug

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