[Samba] Offline files with Windows - again

Russell Curtis redcitrus at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 08:47:06 GMT 2008

Hi Guys

It saddens me to say so, but I'm going to have to order a copy of 
Windows Server unless I can get this issue of offline files resolved.

Basically, we have a problem when users have "Offline Files" enabled in 
Windows XP. When they log off, create or modify a file, and then log 
back on, the files they have created/modified refuse to synchronise, 
returning an error to the effect of "cannot synchronize test.txt, access 
is denied on //server/share/test.txt". I've spend several days googling 
this but have had no success - there seem to be quite a few people who 
have experienced this problem, but no solutions that work. I've read 
several suggestions, including things to do with "ACL support", etc. but 
I've no idea how to do this...surely this should work out of the box? 
I'm using Samba 3.028 on Ubuntu 8.04. I'm not particularly experienced 
with Linux, so apologies if this is a simple thing to resolve.

Any help would be much, much appreciated.

Cheers, Russell

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