[Samba] Microsoft Outlook pst files unable to open or create

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Tue May 10 08:08:49 MDT 2011

Im running samba 3.5.6 ( debian ) with outlook 2003 pst in my users home
folder, in hidden folder ( .email ) 
no probems here, not even with the 4GB + pst files.. :-S 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: tuckerd at lyle.smu.edu 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Doug Tucker
>Verzonden: 2011-05-10 16:02
>Aan: mueller at tropenklinik.de
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Microsoft Outlook pst files unable to 
>open or create
>Thank you for the reply, I was starting to think no one was out there!
>An rpm query shows these packages:
>rpm -qa | grep samba
>Based on the fact that other apps have no problem, it points to
>something weird with Outlook, BUT...outlook has no problem whatsover
>with the other samba server..that's what throws me for a loop!
>On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 08:47 +0200, Daniel Müller wrote:
>> What is your samba ver. Number????
>> Do you use exchange??
>> There are the same error like yours with ost files and caching.
>> This seems a bug in outlook(2007-2010) not in samba!??
>> I myself have a small group of Outlook-xp-pst files on samba 
>3.5.8 without
>> any errors. I have
>> a redirection of domain-users to samba home share.
>> -----------------------------------------------
>> EDV Daniel Müller
>> Leitung EDV
>> Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus
>> Paul-Lechler-Str. 24
>> 72076 Tübingen
>> Tel.: 07071/206-463, Fax: 07071/206-499
>> eMail: mueller at tropenklinik.de
>> Internet: www.tropenklinik.de
>> -----------------------------------------------
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
>> Auftrag von Doug Tucker
>> Gesendet: Montag, 9. Mai 2011 16:05
>> An: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Betreff: [Samba] Microsoft Outlook pst files unable to open or create
>> All,
>> I sent a message for help a couple of weeks ago about a 
>samba migration
>> issue.  With further testing, we have isolated the issue to Microsoft
>> Outlook (versions 2007 and 2010).  All other applications 
>have no issues
>> when they mount the new samba server reading, writing, etc.  But, in
>> Outlook, when you try to open an archive (pst file) on the new samba
>> server, it pops up an error "the file is already in use by 
>the maximum
>> number of applications.  Close some of these applications 
>and try again.
>> You may need to restart your computer."  Nothing esle has 
>the file open.
>> So to test, we tried to create a new archive file that does not
>> currently exist on the server, and it gives you the same 
>error and fails
>> to create the file.  If we unmount from the new samba server 
>to the old
>> one, it can create it just fine.  Please help anyone, I'm at 
>a complete
>> loss where to go from here!
>> Sincerely,
>> Doug Tucker
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