New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Problems netwoking ms office apps on mixed PC/Mac home network


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jwhiter

 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posts: 2
jwhiter is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro OS X Lion

jwhiter is offline
I am running one MacBook Pro (OS X Lion with Office 2011 for Mac) on an otherwise all PC home network. All the PCs are running Windows 7 and MS Office 2003 SP3. The Mac seems well integrated into the network and all computers on the network, including the Mac, can see and communicate with all the other computers. My one problem is with MS Office. I can only sometimes open and edit Office documents on the Mac from a remote PC. In Word for example I get the following error message: "Word cannot open the document; user does not have access privileges. (\\User\Documents\FolderName\WordDocumentName.doc or .dotx)". And in Excel the error message is: "DocumentName.xls cannot be accessed. The file may be read only, or you may be trying to access a read only location. Or, the server the document is stored on may not be responding."
This behaviour is not consistent - some documents can be opened and edited, others cannot. And I can't see any pattern to which will work and which won't. Although the error messages suggest privileges to be the issue privileges on the Mac and the PCs seem to be set appropriately. Searches of the Web seem to suggest that this is one manifestation of an ongoing problem with Office on a mixed PC/Mac network and the problem seems to have something to do with permissions on the hidden .TemporaryItems folder at the root of the share on the Mac - although I'm not sure that I understand these discussions properly. I have never worked with Terminal and the fixes suggested all take me to places I would not be comfortable going even if I were sure that they are addressing the same problem that I am experiencing. Can someone offer a fix that a Mac novice might be comfortable implementing or at least hold his hand as he goes where angels fear to tread.
QUOTE Thanks
Pigstick

 
Pigstick's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 12, 2011
Location: China
Posts: 79
Pigstick is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OSX 10.7.3: MBP 15" Early 2011 2.0GHz i7, 8GB, 500GB 5400RPM

Pigstick is offline
Hi,
I have a similar setup with mix of computers. For sharing files I use Dropbox and they are immediately updated from one machine to the other. The only limitation is that you need to take care if the file is open on multiple machines, not sure if this is a requirement for you.
QUOTE Thanks
jwhiter

 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posts: 2
jwhiter is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro OS X Lion

jwhiter is offline
Thanks Pigstick for your suggestion. I had a look at Dropbox and, your'e right, it would do the trick. But I would still like to solve the problem I have with the network. Is there nobody who can help?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Safari Extensions | iTunes help »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Network problems on an iMac 5 Tabris Apple Desktops 3 01-18-2012 09:54 AM
Using a Remote iMac to Backup Windows Office Network Files Ogion OS X - Operating System 1 10-13-2011 02:06 PM
Home Media Network MattB Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 01-11-2010 07:25 AM
Office Problems arai_speed OS X - Apps and Games 3 02-06-2007 07:29 PM
problems adding a laptop with a belkin wireless g network card to an airport extreme Lelboy89 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 02-12-2005 07:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?