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When users are trying to access word and excel files no 1 certain shared drive on my windows 200 server, they are getting an error message that the files are read only and cannot be accessed.
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by:jvuz
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Can you give the exact error message?
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by:jvuz
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Look at the security settings of those files.
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by:stevenlewis
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are they accessable by the first person who gets to them, but not others, or is it all users?
what are the share and ntfs permissions for the folder that they are in?
what groups do the users belong to, and what permissions do these groups have
get xcalcs
http://www.jsiinc.com/subh/tip3700/rh3729.htm
and check the effective permissions on the files
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by:Goofytouy
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Do not know if by now this is solved.

What you are telling is a known issue of W2k servers when client workstations are W98.
is this the case?

The problem is on vredir.dll
One workaround for this is executin winipcfg in workstations when this happens (in C:\windows) and
press following buttons: "Release all" and then "Renew all". This not allways works, i suggest you
the following (it could not work to, i had to change some SO's).

More info here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278558

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OK,

Jvuz.
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by:Goofytouy
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I think my solution is worth the points.

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by:kabaam
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Goofytouy,
In the question, the author states that they are getting a 'read-only' when trying to access a file on a mapped drive.
Your link refers to: "Mapped Drive Access Denied to Windows 2000-Based Server"
Most of the errors listed as symptoms on the link you supplied refer to saving files to a mapped drive.
No where in there is anything regarding 'read-only' when opening files on a mapped drive.

Although it is a great link that can be usefull, it does not look like the answer to this users question.
Your input is appreciated but my recommendation of delete/no refund remains.

Regards,
KaBaaM
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by:Goofytouy
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Kabaam

I'n not going to make a theory of all of this, but, if you search through the MS KB, about getting "read-only" when you access a file in a Windows 2k environment using a W98 station, it ends pointing you to that issue. Just because mapped or not, the trouble is the same and has the same fix. It only takes to suffer this issue, to know what I'm speaking of. What "aloser" is/was suffeering, is the same problem I had. And that is how I solved. But...

Never mind about your changing you recommendation of not refunding points, never mind of assigning them to my answer, but at least, instead of deleting, PAQ it. I think my solution to the problem stated is totally valid.

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