We have Netware 6.5 SP8, and no issues with the few PC's running the Novell client, however on XPSP3 PC's accessing the netware volumes via CIFS, we have this isse:
When saving an XLS file the create date and not only the access/modify date are updated to current time. (With the novell client installed create date is untouched as it should be)
DOC files do not have this issue, neither do TXT BAT or other "simple" files - as far as I can detect only Excel (2003) has this issue.

I am aware of the MS feature of files being copied to a temp file and after changes this being renamed to the original name, so somehow using NCP this works as intended, but not using CIFS.

Why only XLS files are affected I cant understand nor accept.

Any ideas ?