[Samba] AutoCAD / file lock problem / Samba 3.0.10

Marc Rechté marc2 at rechte.fr
Thu Mar 15 15:29:08 GMT 2007


I am facing a similar problem to what I faced sometime ago with Excel 11 
when saving a modified xls file on a smb share: the application was 
saying the file is already used by another user (although this was not 
the case). The Excel problem was solved by adding a registry string 
somewhere in Excel registry key (documented in the Microsoft knowledge 

Now we are facing the same problem with AutoCAD. After having loaded 
one's file for editing, it complains that the file is already used when 
trying to save it. If trying several times to save the file, it will 
eventually get through and save it without complaining !

Seems there are several file lock problems with AutoCAD when searching 
the list archives.

Is there a solution, either in the Windows registry or in the smb.conf a 
solution to that problem ?

This is a serious problem at my client's site especially they mostly use 
AutoCAD as their primary business tool...

Many thanks for any help.


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