[Samba] Microsoft Office File Converter Problem

Markus F. samba at weisset.net
Wed Mar 17 06:02:53 MDT 2010


I have a samba server 3.4.0 running on a ubuntu karmic and there is a
problem with the File Converter of Microsoft Office.

When someone opens a .docx or .xlsx file with Office 2003 + File 
Converter, does some changes and tries to save the changes an error occurs:
(something like)

The file is locked for editing by another user.

Afterwards the file is deleted.

Here is a part of the smb.conf:


    workgroup = work
    unix extensions = no

    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

#   wins support = no

;   wins server = w.x.y.z

    dns proxy = no

;   interfaces = eth0
interfaces = eth0
;   bind interfaces only = yes

    security = user

    encrypt passwords = true

    passdb backend = tdbsam

    obey pam restrictions = yes

    unix password sync = yes

    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n

    pam password change = yes
    map to guest = bad user

comment = share1
writeable = yes
path = /srv/files/share1
create mask = 770
directory mask = 770
valid users = +share1
browseable = yes
guest ok = no

Any ideas for solving the problem?

Thanks and with kind regards,


PS: Same Problem on samba 3.0.14/ dabian sarge with a different config.

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