[Samba] Offline files with Windows - again

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Jun 26 13:12:55 GMT 2008

On Thursday 26 June 2008 03:47:06 Russell Curtis wrote:
> 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


Contact me off-line <jht at samba.org> and I will help you to resolve this.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member

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