Can't open excel files when other user has it open

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Freaky, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Freaky

    Freaky Guest

    Hi there,

    we have a weird issue at a customer. The customer uses 2 Mac's with MS
    Office for Mac 2008, and 3 WinXP machines, 1 with office 2007 and 2 with
    97 (yea cheap :/).

    Anyways, before we put in the 2003 SBS server, when a user had an excel
    file open and another user tried to open it they would get the option to
    open it read-only.

    This is no longer the case, on any of the above combinations. Could only
    find some posts on the internet about Office 2007 having some user
    profile issues. But especially on the Mac's, nothing changed to the user
    profiles, except the location of the shares.

    Any ideas what's causing this? Assuming it has something to do with the
    filelocking mechanism on the 2003 server.

    Freaky, Mar 18, 2009
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  2. Hi Freaky:

    What error does the second user see?
    Larry Struckmeyer [SBS-MVP], Mar 18, 2009
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  3. Freaky

    Freaky Guest

    Hi, thanks for the re' :)

    IIRC something along the lines of the file not being available/existant
    (translated from dutch and the mac office clients formulate it a bit
    Freaky, Mar 23, 2009
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