Excel documents getting locked by other network users
Posted on 2003-12-02
I have a windows 2000 SBS Server, with about 20 computers running a variety of windows xp pro, 2000 and nt4. I am having problems with one of my excel documents located in a shared folder on the server. When users try to open the document, more often than not, they recieve a message saying that the document is currently locked by another user.
When checking with another user, it becomes clear that he/she does not have the document open at all. The only way to counter the problem is to make a copy, change its file name, and ignore the old, locked file.
The users are running office 97
I would be most greatful for any advice on this issue. Thanks in advance