Microsoft Mail on Netware 6.5 or file lock problem

Posted on 2006-05-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I recently purchased a new Hp server with Netware 6.5 to replace an aging Dell with Netware 5.0.  I explained to the company I purchased the server from that I run several legacy applications that have worked in both the 3.2 and 5.0 versions.  I wont go into how poorly the migration went or my other complaints about the company that did it (they came highly recommended by Novell)  One of these applications is Microsoft Mail which we use as an internal mail system.  I know it should be replaced but it has worked well in the past and I only get enough money at the end of the year for one big purchase (this year it was a new file server, last year a complete data rewiring, etc.)  I am having two problems.  One is that the flag.glb file believes I still have the Microsoft Mail administrator program open.  I cant delete or rename this file and I am told that it is locked by me (the account with the Admin ability).  No amount of server rebooting will unclock the file.  I have tried to reinstall MM but launcing the Admin utilty gets me the same error message.  Any help would be appreciated.  
Question by:lbeazley
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    Accepted Solution

    Just a feeling, test this one, disable  Opportunistic Locking by adding:


    to autoexec.ncf

    Info in TID

    Author Comment

    The techinician had me turn off the OPLOCKS but he told me that the client caching had to be done at the PC level through the Novell client.  He was wrong about this and many other things.  I stopped working on the corrupted file system and gave your suggestions a try and it seems to be working.  I certainly can get into the mail admin program without a problem now.  I had read the Novell TIDs but I hadn't seen the wiki article.  It was very helpful.  Wish I had some of the money I wasted on this technician's company to give you but all I have left are these points.  You have earned them all.

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