[Samba] Samba Share - MS Excel when saving “can't access the file, there are several possible reasons”

Günter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Mon Jul 2 22:44:34 MDT 2012

Am Dienstag, 3. Juli 2012, 06:16:45 schrieb Gibransyah Fakhri:
> Hello all samba fans.., Long live open source :)
> Thanks for the @adminbot for approving me to joining this milis.
> Please allow me to ask the question,
> I have a weird problem in my samba share. I have one share definition
> for 3 client (A,B,C) This share contain some excel file which having a
> lot of formula and linked each other.
> Client A access the file with libre office (ubuntu), client B access
> with WinXP & MS Office 2003, The write and read process working
> successfuly on Both of them.
> The problem occur when client C accessing the same file with MS Excel
> 2003 (windows xp). This messagebox appear when he saving the file :
> "Microsoft office excel cannot access the \\\myshare\
> There are several possible reasons:
>      - The File ort path does not exist The file is being used by
> another program.
>      - The workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a
>      - Currently open workbooks."
> I was trying http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291204 but it didnt work.
> Below is my share definition :
> [brainshare]
> comment = brainshare
> path = /opt/brainshare/
> valid users = @brainshare
> force group = brainshare
> read only = No
> create mask = 0775
> veto files = /*.scr/*.eml/thumbs.com/
> Help me please... Thanks in advance !
> Server: Ubuntu 10.10, Samba version 3.5.4
> --
> Thinking out of the box

what does "smbstatus" (run as root) on the samba server show when
all 3 clients have the same file open?

Does this only happen when _all_ 3 clients access that file at the same time?

So, does it work when only B and C (windows xp) clients access that file?

Cheers, Günter

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