[Samba] MS Access

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 07:07:05 MST 2011

What version of Access?  I find that, in general Office 2003 plays a 
little nicer with Samba than Office 2007 (Office likes to change file 
perms on files.)

Does Microsoft even supply security patches for Windows 2000 anymore?   
(For me, when MS did not provide patches for extended daylight savings, 
that was the sign it was time to give up.)    Between security patches 
and hardware capability running Windows 2000 should be out of the 
question.      And I don't think there is a 64-bit version of Windows 
2000 anyway.

So really your question should be Samba/Linux vs Windows 2008-  although 
giving yourself til this weekend to plan, test and deploy is cutting it 
a little tight.

I believe their are sernet packages for Samba 3.3. on Centos  5.x.   But 
I would go with something a little more leading edge-  in my case I like 
Fedora Core 11 or Fedora Core 12 which ships with (or updates to ) samba 

On 01/13/2011 07:24 AM, compdoc wrote:
> I need to have a server built and ready to install by this weekend, and I'm
> trying to decide whether to use the customer's copy of Windows 2000 Server,
> or Ubuntu or Centos. I think Ubuntu would have a newer version of samba.
> The problem is, for this one server, about 20 users hammer MS Access
> databases all day, and samba seems to have had issues with Access in the
> past. Is that still the case?
> The old server is dying, and they own Windows 2000 Server so it won't cost
> them $$ to continue using the OS, but it cannot take advantage of newer
> hardware/technologies, so its slower.
> Thanks for any info...

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