[Samba] problems with word mail merge

eric nerix at free.fr
Wed Jun 25 12:23:47 GMT 2008

Thanks for you answer Gerhard.
My problem occure when I use a mapped network drive (like X:\ mapped on 
When using the UNC path (like \\servername\whatever with no IP address), 
all is working.
For my users, I would prefer to use the mapped drive because they don't 
know the UNC path. And Word is using the mapped network drive ! I have 
to modify all mail merging using X:\ by \\servername\whatever. For my 
600 users...


Gerhard du Toit a écrit :
> Remember that office see connections such as // as 
> insecure and the document may not open. I have seen this on access.
> Try to mount to the computer name such as //servername/whatever this 
> could be the problem
> Gerhard
> eric wrote:
>> Hi list.
>> I've got a samba 3.0.25b server with windows XP clients. I meet 
>> trouble with mail merging on Word 2003.
>> When this document is opened, Word says that it can't open the data 
>> source (X:\path), when the data source is on a mapped drive. But when 
>> the data source is on the UNC path everything is ok.
>> Did I missed something in my smb.conf ?
>> Thanks !
>> Derreck.

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