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Paul C
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Unlocking files on Windows 2003 Server R2

Hi

we have successfully migrated our previous Windows 2000 server to Windows
Storage Server 2003 R2 without problem.

We have a small issue with one user and Excel, he on occasion gets Excel
files locked on the server which he cannot access to rename delete etc..
after the lock.
Excel is not crashing and I have asked him to check his Macro routines to
see if they are the issue but he assures me they are not.

The only way to be able to access the data again is to reboot the
fileserver, obviously with 120 users this is not possable in the daytime.

Does anyone know of any decent utility to unlock this file without the need
to reboot ?

He restarts his local machine and this still does not release the file on
the server so the file lock is in place on the server not his desktop. When
we check open files in computer management the file is not reported as open
at all, yet by not being able to rename it or delete it unless we reboot the
server implies the server has somewhere got a lock on his data.

Running Net files from Dos also does not report this file as open.

We have tried using Unlocker but this appears not to work on our 64 bit
platform.

has anyone any ideas what to try to remove the problem or of any good
unlocker utilities to use ???

I am tearing my hair out with this so any help would be much apreciated

Thanks in advance

Paul Cannon
Network Admin

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