We have a problem with saving .ai files in Illustrator CS4 on a Windows 2003 server with SMB filesharing with OX 10.6. If we save .ai files for the second time, Illustrator gives the error: 'cannot save illustration. file is locked or in use. ID = -54'.
If you save a file on the OSX 10.6 workstation, it gives no errror. It is an illustrator .ai smb problem. .eps or .pdf on SMB gives also no problems.
Does anyone know a solution?
Saving to the harddisk is the safe and troublefree way. Saving through a network is a known troublemaker.
Maybe you can reset the network connexion somehow. You may try disconnecting and reconnecting between savings and see whether that solves the issue; at least it may show the nature of the issue.
Check your server settings. The filetype is simply unknown and treated as a generic file by the server, possibly imposing security limitations. Check both the generic file type associations as well as permissions on the share as well as the share's folder.