Are there know issues with utilizing MS Excel "Shared" workbook on CIFS. We are receiving an error that the file is locked, but I have verified with the Lock Status from the filer that the file is NOT locked. I have terminated the user session in a last ditch attempt to unlock the file, but this also did not release the lock. I am aware that I can terminate and restart the CIFS during non production hours, but would like to know if this issue was caused by the fact that this is a "Shared" Excel workbook.
I have a similar issue with Excel 2007 running on windows 7. A Shared workbook will be access by a user. They will close out of it and save some changes. Thye may open it later to be told that they themselevs have it locked for editing. When i check on the filer there is an oplock open against that machine and user for the file. I think this is an issue with windows 7 not releasing the lock rather than the filer but i'll post here in case anyone has information about it.