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*Schreck, Fred
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File locking on Server...

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03-29-2001 08:25 AM
Hello:

Our company stores its AutoLISP and block libraries on one of our Windows NT
4.0 Servers. AutoLISP is stored in a folder called "SUPPORT", and blocks in
a folder called "BLOCKS"....

Whenever a user launches AutoCAD, our customized ACAD.LSP startup loads a
set of AutoLISP files from the server to the client workstation.

We've been experiencing a recurring problem in which AutoLISP files become
locked on the server and inaccessible to other users until our network
administrator removes the locks. Obviously, this is an inconvenience.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, how did you resolve it?
Any recommendations on the NT file permissions that our network
administrator should be using at the folder and file levels ?

Thanks,

Fred Schreck
CAD Director
Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz
San Francisco, CA
*martin, jason
Message 2 of 3 (72 Views)

Re: File locking on Server...

03-30-2001 02:53 AM in reply to: *Schreck, Fred
Fred-
I've never seen anything like this. How do you know the lisp files are "locked" and how
are they locked? How does the admin remove the lock? I'm not questioning you on the fact
that this is happening, just trying to get a clue as to what "exactly" is happening. Is
there any indication of what "user" has them locked?

Read permissions should be adequate for these folders, assuming that the user's aren't
supposed to be modifying the lisps or blocks contained there in. If the rights are set to
read, no one "should" be able to lock the files (except someone that has rights that are
more than read).

???
jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"Fred Schreck" wrote in message
news:936EB87DFD798326E7D1A45665BF098E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello:
>
> Our company stores its AutoLISP and block libraries on one of our Windows NT
> 4.0 Servers. AutoLISP is stored in a folder called "SUPPORT", and blocks in
> a folder called "BLOCKS"....
>
> Whenever a user launches AutoCAD, our customized ACAD.LSP startup loads a
> set of AutoLISP files from the server to the client workstation.
>
> We've been experiencing a recurring problem in which AutoLISP files become
> locked on the server and inaccessible to other users until our network
> administrator removes the locks. Obviously, this is an inconvenience.
>
> Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, how did you resolve it?
> Any recommendations on the NT file permissions that our network
> administrator should be using at the folder and file levels ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Fred Schreck
> CAD Director
> Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz
> San Francisco, CA
>
*martin, jason
Message 3 of 3 (72 Views)

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03-30-2001 03:06 AM in reply to: *Schreck, Fred
One more thought... Is there any antivirus running on the server????

jason

> "Fred Schreck" wrote in message
> news:936EB87DFD798326E7D1A45665BF098E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hello:
> >
> > Our company stores its AutoLISP and block libraries on one of our Windows NT
> > 4.0 Servers. AutoLISP is stored in a folder called "SUPPORT", and blocks in
> > a folder called "BLOCKS"....
> >
> > Whenever a user launches AutoCAD, our customized ACAD.LSP startup loads a
> > set of AutoLISP files from the server to the client workstation.
> >
> > We've been experiencing a recurring problem in which AutoLISP files become
> > locked on the server and inaccessible to other users until our network
> > administrator removes the locks. Obviously, this is an inconvenience.
> >
> > Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, how did you resolve it?
> > Any recommendations on the NT file permissions that our network
> > administrator should be using at the folder and file levels ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Fred Schreck
> > CAD Director
> > Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz
> > San Francisco, CA
> >
>

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