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By bdavidson ·
Hello all and thanks in advance for your help . . .

I have a client that is running NT4 servers and now has a company coming in to install the latest ACT version. They have requested that we disable OppsLock on the PDC. I have two questions:

1. - How do I do that?

2. - What are the risks associated.

A search opf technet comes up with nothing and I have stupidly "archoved my old Technet subscription CD's.


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by Tim.Doyle In reply to OppsLock

I've heard of Oppotunistic Locking in Netware Clients, but never in a Windows server. I have no idea what OppsLock even is, never mind how to disable it.

I'd risk looking silly and ask the software mfr. what the heck they mean and how to do it.

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by Monice In reply to OppsLock

You can disable it on NT Server in the following registry key:


EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 1 (enabled)
0 (disabled)
MS Article 129202 explains OpsLocking well.

I have had to disable for many clients that use various database applications that require OpsLocking to be disabled with no ill effects.

Hope this helps.

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by bdavidson In reply to OppsLock

Thanks for that - it was what I needed.

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