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Share Excel 2003 Workbook hosted on Mac Leopard server

I've been trying to Share an Excel workbook between my Mac and Windows OS using the Share Workbook feature in Excel 2003. I've successfully used this feature in the past but the file was hosted on Windows server at the time. Now that it's on my leopard server, whenever a windows users saves the workbook the POSIX owner is changed and all the Mac users are locked out.
I've tried changing the ACL and the POSIX on both the leopard server and a windows client but for some reason Excel on windows seems to ignore whatever changes I made, resets the POSIX owner and adds ACL permissions!!
Has anyone encountered a similar problem?
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If you want to avoid file corruption do not use the 'Shared' file feature. It is known to be troublesome.
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Actually, my problem has nothing to do with the Share feature in Microsoft Office. All the Microsoft Office 2003 files hosted on the leopard server are affected by this problem. Whenever a client on a Windows XP Pro platform opens an office files and saves it; the POSIX permissions are changed and a bunch of ACL's are added.
This is really frustrating because that means I regularly have to go to the server and correct the permissions.

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This is not helpful at all. I have over 50 client computers hooked to my server from several locations and I can't justify paying for a service that is already provided by the server.
Well the question just stated between your mac and PC. I dint know the scoped also included 50 networked pc's.
and its free. although not a solution for multiple users. its a single user thing.
You're right! Sorry about that but that's why I added a comment.
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