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Windows 7: Shared file access


04 Apr 2010   #11

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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commontater-

The software being used is MS office. I'll see if they are still running next time.

Zigzag-

If it were my call he would.
Figured. Office does allow access but I am not sure if that will fix the problem

Ken
We have not figured out a work around. Once the file is locked typically a reboot is the only way to fix it. We only have one server that is used this way and we have is scheduled to reboot each night. Everything else has been converted to a true server/client database.

I'm thinking that a simple change in strategy might be all that's needed... It depends on how they operate... If they're all connecting to the database each morning and staying hooked up all day, this could be a real nightmare. On the other hand if they're just loading files in Word the fix might simply be to close word when they're done...

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04 Apr 2010   #12

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They are closing the application, that's the problem. It doesn't make any sense. The other thing that doesn't add up is why 3 machines can edit the files on the share folder but not the other 2.

The people who access the files are workers in the cafeteria. They open files to update flyers and edit recipes so it's important that they all be able to access the shared folder to update these files.



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Figured. Office does allow access but I am not sure if that will fix the problem

Ken
We have not figured out a work around. Once the file is locked typically a reboot is the only way to fix it. We only have one server that is used this way and we have is scheduled to reboot each night. Everything else has been converted to a true server/client database.

I'm thinking that a simple change in strategy might be all that's needed... It depends on how they operate... If they're all connecting to the database each morning and staying hooked up all day, this could be a real nightmare. On the other hand if they're just loading files in Word the fix might simply be to close word when they're done...
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04 Apr 2010   #13

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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They are closing the application, that's the problem. It doesn't make any sense. The other thing that doesn't add up is why 3 machines can edit the files on the share folder but not the other 2.
The 3 but not 2 might be permissions based.

I'm still puzzling over why the files become locked and stay that way...
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04 Apr 2010   #14

all kinds
 
 

The permissions to the share are set to change for the everyone group.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dallascisco View Post
They are closing the application, that's the problem. It doesn't make any sense. The other thing that doesn't add up is why 3 machines can edit the files on the share folder but not the other 2.
The 3 but not 2 might be permissions based.

I'm still puzzling over why the files become locked and stay that way...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2010   #15

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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The permissions to the share are set to change for the everyone group.
Ok... one more thing to try before I step back and ask the other to take a stab at this...

In your network adaptors properties... Highlight TCPIP v4, then click properties, then advanced, then Wins... in that page, select "enable NetBios" and then turn off LMHosts lookup... Ok your way out...

Also in that same area, you may want to uncheck the "Internet protocal version 6" there are still a lot of routers and switches around that do not like IPv6.


Does that make a difference?
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07 Apr 2010   #16

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This ended up being a simple permissions issue. Funny how a non-tech user morphs it.
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