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Old October 13th 10, 10:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Jerbear
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Default MS Excel and Word File Locking.


Hi Guys,
Very briefly, I have a Windows ME PC which I use as a central Document
server because it removes the 5 user limit when using XP Home and the 10
user limit with XP Pro.

My problem. A user opens a word or excel file on the doc server and
makes what ever changes are required, however, if they suffer a power
failure, lose their network connection etc etc before they save the file
then the tmp file which Office 2003 creates is left on the system. When
the user's connection is re-established and they open the same file, it
opens in READ-ONLY mode and this I believe happens because the tmp file
was not deleted. It's impossible to delete the tmp files unless I
reboot the doc server.
I know only TWO ways to restore the normal operation again.

1. Copy the file from the server to another PC, rename it, copy it back
and that works, however your now left with two files plus the **** tmp
file.

2. Reboot the Windows ME Document server and then delete the tmp files
and all is well.

Ther must be a way guys to resolve this other than the two I've
mentioned.

Anybody got any ideas.

Jerbear


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Old October 19th 10, 08:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
smlunatick
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Default MS Excel and Word File Locking.

On Oct 13, 10:19*am, Jerbear wrote:
Hi Guys,
Very briefly, I have a Windows ME PC which I use as a central Document
server because it removes the 5 user limit when using XP Home and the 10
user limit with XP Pro.

My problem. *A user opens a word or excel file on the doc server and
makes what ever changes are required, however, if they suffer a power
failure, lose their network connection etc etc before they save the file
then the tmp file which Office 2003 creates is left on the system. *When
the user's connection is re-established and they open the same file, it
opens in READ-ONLY mode and this I believe happens because the tmp file
was not deleted. *It's impossible to delete the tmp files unless I
reboot the doc server.
I know only TWO ways to restore the normal operation again. *

1. Copy the file from the server to another PC, rename it, copy it back
and that works, however your now left with two files plus the **** tmp
file.

2. Reboot the Windows ME Document server and then delete the tmp files
and all is well.

Ther must be a way guys to resolve this other than the two I've
mentioned.

Anybody got any ideas.

Jerbear


It sad to say, but without using s Windows Server grade version, or a
Linux, there is no way of fixing this. Windows XP or ME were never
designed to be used as a server.
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Old October 28th 10, 10:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Jerbear[_2_]
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Default MS Excel and Word File Locking.


I was afraid that was going to be the answer.....

Is there a way to disconnect a named user from the ME System without
rebooting it.?

That might help resolve the problem.


 




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