Windows 10: The document is locked for editing by another user problem

Discus and support The document is locked for editing by another user problem in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi all I have a problem where one of our users cannot always see the name of another user that currently has a file open that they also want to edit.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by rockstar09, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. The document is locked for editing by another user problem


    Hi all


    I have a problem where one of our users cannot always see the name of another user that currently has a file open that they also want to edit. When the user receives the message "The document is locked for editing by another user" if the message displays the username they can contact the user and ask them to close the file. But more frequently the users name is not displayed. I tested this and found that in Excel under General Options 'Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office' you can enter the name of the user for this copy of excel. I removed the name and opened the file in question and got the user to open the file after me and sure enough no name was displayed when the user received the message that someone else had the file open for editing. I repeated this after putting my name back in and my name was then displayed to the user.


    So I want to know if it is possible to release a Windows policy that forces the users name to be populated in that option so that if they are the said user with the document open then their details will be displayed to another user so they can track them to ask them to close it.


    I don't have the time to go around every user and make sure their name is populated in the option. I would have thought windows uses Active Directory to do this automatically. No one would removed it I don't think because I don't think they know it is there. But somehow some users names are missing.


    Can anyone explain how best to solve this and if there is a policy that can be rolled out to enforce it.



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    rockstar09, Dec 7, 2018
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    RalphHosmer, Dec 7, 2018
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    Anwesh Gangula, Dec 7, 2018
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  4. Kreij Win User

    The document is locked for editing by another user problem

    Current active users that are friends

    The other reason I suggested this is that users can add characters to their username that are not alphanumeric (e.g. user*). This confuses things somewhat when looking at the list.
     
    Kreij, Dec 7, 2018
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