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Old 11-09-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Using Samba share from Windows XP x64 client - file permissions


My users uses samba shares from Windows XP x64 (SP2) clients (mapped as S).

Lately we've got complains about users not been able to delete files like before. They can still create/write. I was browsing different articles and forum posts etc. and got some sort of understanding about the basics.

So Windows file permissions take over the permission configured in smb.conf (?). What makes this case weird, is that this problem has started to occur after we migrated the workstations from 32-bit XP to 64-bit. And according to mails from users they are able to delete the files by deleting them from the engineering program's File - Open -menu. AND they also seem to be able to delete them from Windows command line using the delete command.

So this should narrow the problem in 64-bit Windows Explorer? Does anyone have any similiar experiences in anything like this that could maybe try to explain me what happens here. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the samba share, or only just Windows but I thought I'd give it a shot.

The error in Windows is the familiar "Cannot delete X. It is being used by another person or program". And no, the files aren't used by anyone else, these are usually user's personal files and secondly all the possible programs/processes that might use the file has been killed. It's same after a reboot aswell.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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Thank you! I will look into this tomorrow.


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