[Samba] Read Only files, Extended Attributes and Microsoft Office Documents
info at paully.co.uk
Thu Nov 11 12:24:31 UTC 2021
Hello Samba gurus,
Hope you can help.
A server that has been fine for years, is now causing a small problem.
Staff cannot open a Microsoft Word or Excel file to re-edit it if someone else has created it.
This WAS possible and was working fine before a recent Ubuntu server update.
The error shown in Word or Excel is 'file compatibility mode - opening as read only'.
To debug this, they created a test folder and saved both a simple text file and a Word document in the folder.
If they go to another computer and edit the text file it works with no problem.
If they go to another computer and edit the Word document, it does not work as before.
Here is the output of 'testparm -s' from Samba version 4.3.11-Ubuntu ...
workgroup = SANITISED
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
server role = standalone server
map to guest = Bad User
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = smbpasswd
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
username map = /etc/samba/username_map.txt
unix password sync = Yes
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
load printers = No
domain master = No
dns proxy = No
usershare allow guests = Yes
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
idmap config * : backend = tdb
printing = bsd
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No
comment = Shared file space
path = /home/samba/shared
force group = users
group = users
read only = No
create mode = 0664
force create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
force directory mode = 0775
inherit permissions = Yes
guest ok = Yes
Here is the directory listing as seen from the Linux shell ...
drwxrwxr-x 2 jbloggs users 4.0K 2021-11-10 17:41 Penguin <-- folder permissions
-rwxrwxr--+ 1 jsmith users 22K 2021-11-10 17:40 Hello hello hello.doc
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jbloggs users 29 2021-11-10 17:39 Test 2.txt
I spotted a + symbol at the end of the Word document and some other files on the server.
Desktops are all on Windows 10 Professional and fully patched.
Is there a connection between the extended attributes and the Microsoft document?
Is there a setting in Microsoft Office I need to change?
Is there a setting on the Samba server I need to change?
As always, thanks for your help in advance.
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