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Old 05-30-2007, 04:49 AM   #1
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Samba and MS Office 2007 problems

I have been running Linux Mandrake 10.1 and samba 3.0.10 in my school for the last 18 months or so. Everything is running fine but then I installed MS Office 2007.
I can open a word doc and save it but if I change the doc and try to resave I am told "Access Denied" and the file has changed to read-only.

Any Ideas - I'm feeling that the time has arrived to switch to a Windows server - too many incompatabilities.

My Samba Globals section is as follows:-

workgroup = MANDRIVA
server string = Samba Server
interfaces = eth1,
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
smb ports = 139
name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
time server = Yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
logon script = %G.bat
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon drive = h:
domain logons = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
wins support = Yes
ldap ssl = no
path = /var/spool/samba
profile acls = Yes
map acl inherit = Yes

Help is greatly appreciated.

Old 05-30-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Don't know if this will help, but I found this:

"It turns out that

profile acls = Yes

in the [globals] section caused my problem. Removing it solved the
Old 05-30-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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That did the trick. I'm not too sure as to its effect on user profiles but so far so good.
Thanks a million.

Old 10-02-2008, 08:05 AM   #4
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As an information purpose, we have the same problem with MsOffice 2007, and we never used this parameter: "profile acls = Yes", in our samba [global] section ???

The closest parameter we use is "inherit permissions = Yes" on each share.

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