[Samba] Offline files with Windows - again

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 13:26:26 GMT 2008

Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> 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
> Have you set the smb.conf setting 'csc policy'?  Is it that you want 
> and/or need offline files, or would you rather do without it?  I've 
> found it to mostly be a pain, FWIW.
Oops; John beat me by a few minutes.  Listen to what he has to say; he 
wrote the book on this stuff, literally.

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