Debian 7.2 Samba version 3.6.6 Windows 8 Excel 2013 Problem

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Debian 7.2 Samba version 3.6.6 Windows 8 Excel 2013 Problem

Hi Guys

I have been trying to solve this problem for some time now and i'm just not getting to the bottom of it.

I have a 3 user network with Windows 8 64bit pro and Office 2013 home and business. The Excel files are beeing shared by a Debian Samba server. Debian 7.2 Running Samba 3.6.6. The server has got all the latest updates installed
The desktops has got the latest windows and office updates installed.

Problem:
When the users open excel workbooks that are located on the samba share "company" they can open up to a maximum of 3 to 5, then the next one will be a blank workbook. All the workbooks has got the xlsx extension to the file. They then have to close all the other workbooks to be able to open the last one that was blank witch then opens fine.

smb.conf:
Code:
#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]
        ldap admin dn = cn=admin,dc=company,dc=co,dc=za
        ldap suffix = dc=company,dc=co,dc=za
        ldap group suffix = ou=groups
        ldap user suffix = ou=people
        ldap machine suffix = ou=machines
        ldap idmap suffix = ou=idmap
        ldap ssl = off

        ldap passwd sync = Yes

#        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY

#       read size = 65536
#       read prediction = true
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        write raw = yes
        read raw = no


        client ntlmv2 auth = yes

        netbios name = fs-smtp1
        netbios aliases = fs1
        workgroup = work
        os level = 79
        passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://localhost
        passwd program = /usr/bin/smbpasswd %u
        map to guest = Bad User
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        log level = 2
        syslog = 1
        strict locking = no
        follow symlinks = yes

       ;printing = cups
       load printers = no
       ;printcap name = cups
       ;printcap name = /etc/printcap

       ;logon home = \\fs-smtp1\%U
       ;logon drive = H:
       ;logon path = \\fs1\%U\profile
       ;logon script = %U.bat

        add machine script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%u"
        domain logons = Yes
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        admin users = administrator "@Domain Admins"
        vfs objects = recycle:keeptree recycle:repository recycle:exclude=*.tmp|*.temp|*.o|*.obj|~$*|*.~?? recycle:versions

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

[homes]
        comment = Home Directories
        browseable = no
        writable = yes
        blocking locks = no
        create mask = 0700
        directory mask = 0700

[public]
        path = /Data/Public-Folder
        comment = Public Folder
        public = no
        writable = yes
        valid users = user1,user2,user3
        printable = no
        force directory mode = 777
        delete readonly = yes
        create mode = 777
        wide links = no
        force create mode = 777
        directory mode = 777

[company]
        comment = Data Folder
        path = /Data/Office-Data
        public = no
        writable = yes
        valid users = backup,user1,user2,user3
        printable = no
        blocking locks = no
#       oplocks = no
        create mode = 0770
        force create mode = 0770
        force directory mode = 0770

[backups]
        comment = Data Backup
        path = /
        public = no
        writable = yes
        valid users = backup
        printable = no
        create mode = 0770
        force create mode = 0770
        force directory mode = 0770

root@fs-smtp1:/etc/samba# testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[public]"
Processing section "[company]"
Processing section "[backups]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_DOMAIN_PDC

I hope some one can shed some light on this matter.

Thanks in advance....Smilie

Last edited by Scott; 10-31-2013 at 09:00 PM.. Reason: Please remember to use code tags
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