File locking problems with Microsoft Access, Alaska Xbase++, and others

  • 7006568
  • 04-Aug-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Client for Windows Vista
Novell Client 2 for Windows Vista/2008
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Vista
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Server 2008
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 2008
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Client File cashing and Level 2 OpLocks disabled on the file server.

Situation

When running certain database applications such as Microsoft Access, Alaska Xbase++ that open database files on a mapped NetWare 6.5 SP8 drive, the application appears to lock the databases exclusively when it shouldn't. When the database is opened from a Win 7 workstation, other XP-based users seem to hang, they can't even open the databases non-exclusively for reading. As soon as the application running on the Win 7 PC is closed, the lock is released and all other clients can proceed normally. The application explicitly uses record and file locking mechanisms.

Resolution

The fix for this bug is included in builds of the Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows (IR1) and later.

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