[Samba] Samba shares and MS Office 2010 locking
jvoorhees1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 12:00:59 MST 2011
I'm using Samba 3.5.11 with some sharing settings like these:
workgroup = MARKETING
netbios name = SMBSERVER
server string = Samba, OpenLDAP Server
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = ldapsam:"ldap://localhost"
passwd program = /usr/sbin/smbldap-passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
client lanman auth = Yes
log level = 2
log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
time server = Yes
printcap name = cups
add user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -m "%u"
delete user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-userdel "%u"
add group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupadd -p "%g"
delete group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupdel "%g"
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -m "%u" "%g"
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -x "%u" "%g"
set primary group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-usermod -g "%g" "%u"
add machine script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%u"
logon path =
logon home =
domain logons = Yes
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
wins support = Yes
ldap admin dn = cn=admin,dc=marketing-alterno,dc=com
ldap delete dn = Yes
ldap group suffix = ou=groups
ldap idmap suffix = ou=people
ldap machine suffix = ou=machines
ldap passwd sync = yes
ldap suffix = dc=marketing-alterno,dc=com
ldap ssl = no
ldap user suffix = ou=people
path = /var/samba/sharing
valid users = @accounting, "@Domain Admins"
admin users = "@Domain Admins"
read only = No
inherit permissions = Yes
vfs objects = recycle
recycle:exclude = *.tmp|*.TMP|*.temp|*.o|*.obj|~$*|*.~??|*.log|*.trace
recycle:versions = yes
recycle:keeptree = yes
recycle:repository = .trash
Many times when a user open, modifies and then close a Office 2010
document (Word, Excel, Power Point), the file keeps locked. A
different user tries to open the file and gets a error message related
to locking, read only permissions or something similar.
After a unknown amount of time (it could be seconds, minutes, i'm not
sure how long) the locking seems to dissapear. I tried some options
settings related to file locking without success. There are so many
options that using the right combination of them to achieve the
expected result is difficult to me.
Does anybody has experimented and solved this issue? I hope someone can help me.
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