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    H:\document.doc is currently in use. Try again later

    Windows 7 clients Server 2008 R2 server

    A number of users are reporting when they try saving documents on their H:\ drive they are getting 'H:\document.doc is currently in use. Try again later'

    Apparently it only seems to happen with Word documents

    Any ideas as I'm baffled!

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    Check your event logs on your file server where these files are located. We had similar issues and the issue was picked up by an event in there, if you Google it the fix will be there.

    Sorry I can not be of more use just going on a similar issue we had but I was not directly involved in the fix.

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    Sounds like an annoying offline files related thing.

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    Are you mapping home drives with a logon script or GPO?

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    We have the same issue here also but with Word 2010 and Powerpoint 2010. Only seems to be with laptops (they use offline files) and the H: drive is mapped by the user account so not by GPO or Login script.

    We dont know why its happing either and its driving the teachers mad! the only thing we have done to limit it as much as possible is to disable auto save which was 10 mins.

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    try turning off indexing for offline files

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    Hi,

    A network i support is having this issue. But the machines concerned do not have offline files enabled. Offline lifes is specificly disabled in group policy. I have done a fair bit of Googling and found nothing.

    Does anyone have any other thoughts please?

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    try switching off AutoRecover in word go to Options>SAVE

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    I presume a reboot of the workstation clears things?

    What about logging off and back on?

    If the home drive is not accessible from Word for example, can it still be accessed from Computer?

    One possible theory or explanation is an intermittent network problem or something like autosave unable to write to the home directory. Does this problem happen on wired or wireless clients? or both?

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    I would fire up wireshark and look for SMB related issues

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    The thing its we dont have any issues with any other bits of software.

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    I had a similar problem today - a user couldn't print from Publisher 2010, but could from other Office 2010 applications.

    Deleting the locally cached profile cured it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by googlemad View Post
    Windows 7 clients Server 2008 R2 server

    A number of users are reporting when they try saving documents on their H:\ drive they are getting 'H:\document.doc is currently in use. Try again later'

    Apparently it only seems to happen with Word documents

    Any ideas as I'm baffled!
    Did you get a resolution on this? We only get this error on laptops that have offline files enable on their Home drive.

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    Have you tried closing the open file through the server?

    Administrative Tools > Share and Storage Management > Manage open files > choose the file > click close selected

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Have you tried closing the open file through the server?

    Administrative Tools > Share and Storage Management > Manage open files > choose the file > click close selected
    I Haven't no. What this achieve as it would only close down the file? ITs getting quite frustrating now as there are quite a few user complaining they have the same issue.

    I have tried replicating the problem and its very intermittant on when the "File In Use" comes up. Sometimes it could be after 3 Saves of the document, or sometime many more than that.

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