|Check the following settings at the netware server console:|
SET LEVEL 2 OPLOCKS ENABLED
SET CLIENT FILE CACHING ENABLED
(This settings can be made in STARTUP.NCF so that its also set on server restart)
You may want to try setting
SET LEVEL 2 OPLOCKS ENABLE=ON
SET CLIENT FILE CACHING ENABLED=ON
In this case, client locks the file it intends to use, downloads the whole file to the workstation memory where the application works on it, but permits other clients, to access the same file in read only mode. When work is done by client 1, it writes back the files onto the server and clears the lock of the file.
On client computer, you have to make sure, that FILE CACHING is set to OFF.
This only disables Level 1 OpLocks, which works as described above, but do not grant read only rights for other clients. Level 2 OpLocks is always switched on and can not switched off and is absolutely set, to what you need.
You will find FILE CACHING in the settings of the Novell Client by rightclicking the red N in the systray, choose Novell Client Properties, Advanced Settings, File Caching.
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