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Discussion in 'Software' started by pvp, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. pvp

    pvp Bit Poster

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    Hi all
    I have a strange problem with windows
    We had a Laptop in the company issued to an employee (X) with local admin rights on it
    This user X resigned and the laptop was given to another user(Y) and gave him admin rights
    The problem is that when (Y) opens an file(Word , Excel) in Data base on network , at the same time if any other user acces the same file it shows the message that X has locked file for editing (X is not there anymore)
    I have removed X profile completley also removed locla admin rights on local system
    I also deleted X account from Active directory.
    And it only happens on that Laptop for Y .
    If i use my account and open a file it is fine

    Only Y on this laptop makes this issue

    Any idea ??????
     
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  2. Nelix
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    Might have something to do with file ownership.
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The problem lies not withthe operating system, but with the installation of office.

    I'll bet you that if you reinstall office on that PC the issue will go away.

    Office itself has been registered to X when it was first ran. You remember the little dialogue box that pops up when you first run office asking you for your name and initial (you usually either just cancel it or accept whatever it puts up)? This is the problem, although I seem to recall that this is profile based, but I'm still banking on it being the problem. 8)
     
  4. pvp

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    Get to you with the result 2morrow
    (I checked up in the sessions in FIle server
    It shows Y name itself , still other users get it as X locke it for editing)
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    I'm with SG on this one.
    I've had a few ghosts on the network over the years and it's the only explanation.
    It's a real pain though.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    I agree, we ghost all our PC's/laptops because of this we install all the software under the name of IT Services. THe good thing about this is that we know that when a user signs out the laptop or uses the PC the software is sorted out, no hassels of users having to do the setting up, however it also comes with the downfall of users ringing us up asking why we are opening their documents :(

    We set them right, of course :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Can you not just change the default user name in Office, ie go into word for example, then Tools > Options > User Information?

    It might be quicker than a re-installation.
     
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  8. pvp

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    Thankyou all
    Simon - Reinstallation did not work out
    I cleaned registry etc
    Still the same pro
    Then i got the post of Blue rinse
    I checked it
    Even tough i reinstalled it was still in name of X
    Then i change the user info as pointed by Bluerinse
    I just removed the issue

    Thankyou all once again
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Glad you sorted it one way or the other! :D
     
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  10. pvp

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    All credits to you
    I never knew ther is such a user info field in word
    (Even though i am very new into IT)

    By the way does doing it in word applies to all office application

    Cos i cant find it in Excel

    I have another Problem with Ofice acces data base GOnna post it later
    bit busy
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

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    Tools > Options > General, but it may depend on which Office version you are running...

    edit: im not sure if that made sense - but AFAIK you need to do it on each Office application
     

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