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"failed to open lock file, table"

"failed to open lock file, table"

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We have a multi-user Magic 9.40 environment with a 20 user license. We have W7 PCs linked to a SBS 2011 with SQL 2008.

We've been running without any (major!) problems for years, but this morning I encountered a situation where only one person could access the database. Any subsequent users trying to run the program received the error: "failed to open lock file, table". (I am able to access the data via Crystal Reports.)

As far as I'm aware we have made no changes to permissions or licenses, etc. that could have caused this.

Has anyone seen this before/got any suggestions as to what may have happened and what to do?

Many thanks in advance!

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