[Samba] Excel 2003 open/save problem

Beschorner Daniel Daniel.Beschorner at facton.com
Fri Nov 17 19:32:42 GMT 2006

Since we installed the Bitdefender antivirus software on some of our
WindowsXP clients we often see the message "already open" / "may have
changed" in Excel 2003.

The test results are interesting:

Active antivirus on-access file scan:

against Samba 3.0.23d - Log level 1 - reproducible errors
against Samba 3.0.23d - Log level 10 - no errors, so cannot provide any
log ;-)
against W2K3 server - no errors

Without file scan:

all are fine

The regkey from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324491 (which makes
Excel to flush the file cache before comparing timestamps) seems to fix
it even with Samba/Log level 1/Bitdefender.

So maybe some kind of timing issue?!?


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