[Samba] Windows XP always see folder with read-only attribute set

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 13:52:28 GMT 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 5:32 AM, Héctor Sánchez Sanmartín <hector at planatec.es> wrote:
> Thanks for the info Rune, but my problem is slightly different. My
> trouble is not that users cannot write over a folder, actually the can
> operaty normally over them; the trouble is that on Windows XP and 2003
> clients, windows shows folders inside the shares as read-only (when you
> go over the folder and tell windows to display its properties, the
> "read-only" attribute is checked), but they still can operate and write
> within them. This does not happens on windows 2000 clients.
> I find it very strange than no one else has this trouble as I reduced
> the samba config to the minimum and still have the problem; I'm started
> to think that could be due to a windows update because we haven't notice
> it in the past and we have been running something like 20 samba servers
> for 4 years without any trouble. Any help will be more than welcome.

I have seen this from time to time at work but since this is harmless
I pretty much ignore it. Now when the user files are actually read
only and they are not supposed to be so is when my users will contact


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