10.6.8 snow leopard OSX server SAMBA SMB Windows 7 permissions

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by joecool99, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. joecool99 Suspended

    joecool99

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    situation:

    Mac mini server OSX 10.6.8 running SMB service to provide networked shared volumes for 8 Windows 7 computers clients.

    90% of the stuff are MS Office 2007 word documents that are accessed over wifi network.

    Once in a while, randomly on this or that computer the user get's message like: "Permissions denied. Read only access" (i don't remember the exact message). The result is that the user cannot save the updated Word file unless it's saved as a copy altering the name (as xxxx2.doc for e.g.)

    Is there something that would help me troubleshoot this problem ?
     
  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    Just for clarification you are running a Windows Shop with a Mac server? SMB file sharing services are pretty wonky IMHO on OSX Server. The problem at hand can be a few things, #1 someone is working on the file from the Network and not locally and #2 permissions are getting messed up from the users side.
     
  3. joecool99 thread starter Suspended

    joecool99

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    yes, OSX is only as SMB file server.
    most of the time it's smooth. how do i determine what side is at fault - messing the permissions ? OSX or W7 ?
     
  4. Optimouse^^ macrumors member

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    I wish I had a more helpful answer for you, but MS Word produces similar errors in our office environment. We are running CIFS on a NAS and have a mixed Mac/PC office. The errors only occur when MS Word is in use..
     

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