We have our files shared via SMB on a Leopard 10.5 server (fully
patched). AFP is not turned on.
I'm using Office 2008, fully patched, on Leopard 10.5.4 clients.
Every file I open that's on the server, either Excel or Word (and
probably Powerpoint as well, haven't tried it yet) opens up as Read-
Only. It doesn't matter if I use File > Open or if I double click the
file directly from the Sharepoint.
The files are not read only, however. I can open up the same Word
document in say, Texteditor, make a change, and save it just fine. I
can rename or delete or move the file using the Finder, so I know I
have all the right permissions to it. I can open the same file in
OpenOffice and save it just fine. All my ACLs and permissions check
out from the server end. I can duplicate this problem on any client in
my network, with the majority of the files on the Leopard xserve.
If use the Finder to copy the same Word document to a share on a
Windows 2003 server, it opens up fine. If I use the Finder to copy the
same Word document to another location on the Xserve, it still opens
up as Read Only.
PC users that have Office 2003 also connect to the SMB shares on the
Leopard server and haven't had any problems. They are not trying to
open any of the same files - again, it's not about the file being
locked or set to read only, as other applications can open and save
the files, just not Word 2008 or Excel 2008.
Any ideas? This is.. well, infuriating that none of our Office 2008
clients can save to any Word or Excel files on our Leopard server!