Netgear Stora does not 'lock' files when opened (ie. Does not open in 'Read Only' mode on the second user)

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I recently installed a Netgear Stora for a very small company on a workgroup. They are storing spreadsheets and word documents only on the NAS. When user1 opens doc1.xls from the NAS, and then user2 opens doc1.xls from the NAS, user2 is not notified that the file is 'Locked for editing' (like im used to with windows server shares). Both users are able to edit the file, and save it back to the NAS. The last person to save the file, will over-write any changes the first person made.
I have called Netgear over and over, hoping i would get someone that knows something about this device, but they keep telling me it's a MS issue (which i know better), or I need to password protect the file (not an option). Anyone have any idea's?
Question by:mhdcommunications
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    You'll need another NAS that uses an OS and file-system which provides such features. Most of the cheap NAS available are meant for very home use where it is very unlikely that more than one user uses the same file simultaneously, or then as a backup device where only the backup tool accesses the device. Also, there are some NAS available that can be used together with an AD server.
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    I contacted Netgear again, and they said the same thing, in a nutshell. Thanks.

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