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file sharing

By highlander718 ·
apparently when opening an(y) Excel file that is already opened by another user on the network, we are no longer getting the "this file is opened by as read only, notify or cancel" message.
Users open the file normaly, edit, save, no errors, but if the file was opened previously by someone else, nothing is actually saved.
I guess the file is opening by default as "read only" without notifying the user that it actually is opened and in use by someone else.
We recently switched from Novell to Win2k file server if I create a new folder with a new file, that new file will come up with the message but the ones migrated does not ....
where do I have to look ?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to file sharing

that is a weird one.
i would make sure office has latest service pack and same for client os and server. if no joy,
i would call microsoft on that one. you don't have to pay until they actually ask for credit card. be polite, ask for help, persist you will get free tech support for this one betcha. tell them you migrated from novell...
see microsoft contact info on

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

is anything in event log on client or file server. is file server running backup software? there is issue with arcserve old version...just look over file server. what is installed?

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by highlander718 In reply to

Thanks, no events in the log, and we are running backup software remotely (not on the file server itself). Nothing fancy on the file server other than a application residing in a completely different partition.

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by lnxguy In reply to file sharing

Someone may have set the Workbook to be shared. If you go to Tools - Share Workbook and then check the Allow changes by more than one user at the same time box.

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by highlander718 In reply to

All the files (workbooks) are acting the same. Anyway I checked, it's not the case of allowing changes by more than one user.

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