[Samba] Windows 7 + office 2010 locked files

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan at buzzard.me.uk
Tue Jun 5 07:38:45 MDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 10:01 -0300, Igor Cervo wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Samba version: 3.0.33
> Updating samba will fix the problem?

Possibly not, try

# store DOS attributes in extended attributes
        ea support = yes
        store dos attributes = yes
        map readonly = no
        map archive = no
        map system = no

and make sure you have mounted the file system with the user_xattr
option. If you are running a RHEL5 based distribution then upgrading to
the samba3x is advisable anyway.


Jonathan A. Buzzard                 Email: jonathan (at) buzzard.me.uk
Fife, United Kingdom.

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