Word Documents not being locked for editing when accessed from a server share? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Multiple instances of Word 97-2003 documents are being opened within file server shares and are able to be edited by all open sessions of the file rather than the original session being marked for editing and all subsequent access requests being marked as Read Only?

    This is only affecting MS Word documents and is not evident on other office application files i.e. Excel or Access.

    Opportunistic locking therefore appears to be working and if files are saved as .docx files then the correct functionality is adhered to.

    We have three file servers running Server 2008 and one server running 2003.

    All client PCs are currently running XP with Office 2007.

    Any assistance is greatly appriciated.

    Friday, February 10, 2012 3:07 PM