[Samba] Samba 4 DC - File locking problems when a client crashes

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Feb 17 08:01:12 MST 2014

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 02:27:18PM +0100, Julian Timm wrote:
> We are using Samba 4.1.4 as a standalone domain controller for 50 Windows 7 Clients.
> If a client crashes or the user hasn't shutdown his computer correctly, smbstatus shows still
> many open files from this user. (like desktop shotcuts, firefox profile and so on.)
> When this user starts his computer again, Windows can't access these files anymore, all desktop shutcuts are missing
> and Firefox won't start and tells the user that Firefox has been already opened.
> At the moment i do the following procedure to resolve this:
> 1. Shutdown the computer of the user
> 2. smbstatus | grep username  (to see what PIDs are still accessing the files of the user)
> 3. kill -9 PID 
> 4. Start the computer
> Is there a better solution for this problem, or maybe an smb.conf option, so that i don't must
> kill all running PIDs manually?


reset on zero vc = yes

in the [global] section of your smb.conf


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