MS Excel 2007 documents open as read only on Server 2003 share from Windows 8 Workstations

I have a funny issue , 2 new windows 8 workstations with Microsoft Office 2007 loaded sharing documents on a SBS 2003 Server. The users have "FULL CONTROL" over the shared folders and the documents are accessed by the other users with no issues, only the win8 machines open the excel documents as "READ ONLY". On the Win 8 machines all updates have been run and all security , macros etc. are allowed in the excel trust centre.

Any ideas.
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Iain MacMillanConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
for Win 7 systems i know we had to play around with autotune/heuristics and SMB settings to get things working with our 2003 file servers, when we first started testing Win 7 a few years back.

we still run a batch script on each new Win 7 system to set these settings, mainly the SMB settings, as Xp/2003 only support SMB 1, Win 7 and 2008 Server use SMB2 -- this is mainly seen as slow performance and really long times at opening files.  Office can also leave locks on files recently open, which may result in others opening the same file as read-only.

Does Windows Explorer have the preview pane open?  If so, try using detailed or list view instead.
HornwoodAuthor Commented:
Hi the file is opened from within excel not windows explorer.
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HornwoodAuthor Commented:
Hi thanks for the feedback, what I landed up doing was under the Special Permissions in the security tag I set the users to full control except full control. This seems to have sorted the issue for all users, I added new users on the server yesterday and all seems well, security is still function as users can only open allocated folders. So far so good..
HornwoodAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
Iain MacMillanIT ManagerCommented:
glad you got it fixed, you might also want to look at getting your SBS server upgraded as 2003 is no longer supported.
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