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Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hi,
This is a new issue in our Mac/Windows network.  Our serveris a SBS 2008.

Sometimes when a Mac user accesses a network share and they open a file, if they make a change they are prompted they cannot save it and have to do a save as and rename the document and then they can save to the network.

Any thoughts or directions would be amazing!
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What type of file?

Sounds like a permissions or file locking issue.
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Hi thank you however these macs are brand new running Snow Leopard and they are not bound to the domain.

The macs are local accessing network shares, they do have to login with their windows account to access the shares.
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What apps and types of files?

There are some issues with file locking (opportunistic locking) and some of the newer versions of office.

oplocks have been a pain in the butt for many years on many different systems

Check this out and see if it helps

http://www.smallbizserver.net/Articles/tabid/266/Id/234/PageID/358/Connecting-a-Macintosh-running-Leopard-105-to-SBS-2003.aspx
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Original files made with Office 2008 for mac

new files using Office 2011 for mac
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Could be xml issue in that M$ lost patent suit and was forced to strip out all offending code.

Possible that all the 2008 files need to be saved to 2011 xml patent free format.

So if some body saves it to the new name,they can open and close the new file on the server no issues?
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So this is interesting...

If I open the doc on the network share (by doc I mean office doc) and edit it and then just press save, it saves no problem.

If I do SAVE AS and keep the name the same, it asks if I want to replace, I press YES and it gives the permissions error.

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I don't think you can do a "save as" to the same folder.You would need to save to a different local because that file is locked open.
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I don't think you can do a "save as" to the same folder unless you change the name.You would need to save to a different local because that file is locked open.
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I accepted my answer because after trying it I realized that was why and pgm554 reiterated it to me.
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