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Old 02-28-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Samba users can't execute some files (pdf/doc/jpg)

I have moved users over to a new samba server and copied their files. I have run into a problem that I haven't seen before. The users cannot open pdf/doc/jpg on their profile or any share. They have 770 permissions to do so, and samba gives me no error. I have no idea what XP is doing. It doesn't seem to save their local settings either.
Old 03-01-2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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What's in the smbd log file ?

Maybe you'll have to increase the log level to see useful info.
Old 03-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #3
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tail the %m.log file for that specific XP client, then try to open these files and give us whats happening. if you dont see anything, set loglev to 3.
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Also look at the files themselves. Are they zero length files for some reason?
Old 03-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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I fixed the problem. I had to remove the nt* and NT* files in the user profiles. I rebuilt the profiles and copied the data over without the nt* and NT*. I don't know what Microsoft put in there, but it made XP really mad.


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