[Samba] AutoCAD / file lock problem / Samba 3.0.10

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Mar 31 01:01:44 GMT 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 04:29:08PM +0100, Marc Rechté wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> base).
> 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.

We've fixed several bugs w.r.t. Excel integration since 3.0.10.
I'd suggest testing the latest stable release (3.0.24) and seeing
if you can reproduce the problem.


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