[Samba] Common MS Office and samba file share issue

Kevin Bedford kevin at sepit.com.au
Wed Jul 9 00:14:23 GMT 2008

Hi all,

There are many posts on many lists about this issue but no definitive 

For me the issue came up with a new server running CentOS 5 + samba 
3.0.35c + openldap.

The recent postings I've seen always seem to have either RHEL 5 or 
CentOS 5 in common with the provided 2.6.18 kernel.

The issue is .doc or .xls files saving and then producing an error about 
not being able to open the file for writing.  Then it claims the file is 
locked by the user who just saved the file.  It even occurs in users own 
home directories where no one else could have opened the file

I've tried disabling kernel locks, oplocks, level2 oplocks, create mode 
=0660 and

All of which have been listed somewhere as fixes but do not help.  I've 
been searching for a solution for nearly two months now.

Can someone please tell me what it is????

Thanks in advance

Kevin Bedford

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