Bug 2782 - Problems with Office 2000 documents with Samba version 3.0.13 on Solaris 7 and 8
Summary: Problems with Office 2000 documents with Samba version 3.0.13 on Solaris 7 and 8
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.14a
Hardware: Sparc Windows 2000
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-09 06:12 UTC by Michaela Gudjons
Modified: 2005-10-12 09:57 UTC (History)
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Description Michaela Gudjons 2005-06-09 06:12:10 UTC
we are using Samba version 3.0.13 on Solaris 7 and 8 and we have still some 
problems with opening MS Powerpoint 2000 and MS Project 2000 documents.
If the samba server has no root permissions on the NFS share, it is not 
possible as a user (not owner) of a group with write permissions to save the 
Powerpoint document. By a MS Project document gets an error message, but 
saving is possible.
So it looks like a "su" on the user is not working in Samba. In Samba version 
2.2.8a it works without problems.
-- Kind regards
Comment 1 Yannick Bergeron 2005-07-14 07:17:48 UTC
I've a similar bug, with Powerpoint XP

you can do the following check in Powerpoint:
Tools, Options, Security, Privacy options, check "Remove personal information 
from file properties on save"

then in:
Tools, Options, General, User information
set the same user information for all the workstation

this isn't not intended to be used, because when user A is working in foo.ppt 
and user B is trying to open it, it'll write: "The document is write protected 
by TheNameThatAllWorkstationHave", which doesn't tell you who is locking it.
Comment 2 Michaela Gudjons 2005-07-14 07:31:48 UTC
We are using samba 3.0.14a, but the problem still exists. The switch to 
another user doesn't work.
Comment 3 Yannick Bergeron 2005-07-14 20:38:13 UTC
Have you tried with a new .ppt file? This will not work with an existing one
with the problem.

The file should be created with your "shared user" information.
Then all the others workstation configured with this "shared user" information
in Powerpoint should be able to write in it

I'll try to post the problem on the mailing-list to give it more visibility
since the bug was present in 3.0.11 and still is present with 3.0.20pre1
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-10-12 09:57:03 UTC
we've got a lot of these issues straughtened out in the 3.0.20 series.
Please tetest against the upcoming 3.0.20b (due out today).