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Windows 7 Clients are Locking Files

Since introducing Windows 7, we have a strange problem with locked files. We have a VB6 Program stored on a server. Clients open the program from the share, and work with it all day. When we had ...
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How safe are file unlocking programs?

Recently a number of users on a win2003 server are being told that files are locked for editing when they try to open them. Usually they are told they have it open. Usually there is no evidence of ...
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Dovecot IMAP indexes are getting locked by Blackberry devices

This is an odd issue that I tend to see with Blackberry devices connecting via IMAP on some of my Sendmail+Dovecot mail deployments. For users of those devices, the Dovecot indexes tend to get locked. ...
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File in mapped network folder changes to read-only while editing

... the title is not strictly correct. I can "save-as" over the top of the same file via the UNC path. Yes, that's weird. Trying to save-as over the top of that again via the mapped path triggers a ...
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Monitoring / Tuning File Locks in Windows Server 2008

I'm running an instance of Apache Tomcat (5.5) on a Windows 2008 platform. I think I'm seeing an issue related to concurrent file access / locking. When the number of concurrent HTTP threads is ...
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Cron and rsync using file lock but is there a better way on Mac OS X Server?

I have this bash script and is run via cron on a regular interval: #!/bin/bash RSYNC=/usr/bin/rsync SSH=/usr/bin/ssh KEY=/Users/admin/Documents/Backup/rsync-key RUSER=philosophy RHOST=example.com ...
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Files on a Windows 2003 share filed server are not releasing locks?

What could be causing a windows 2003 file server to no longer release file locks? The locks are being created and not released by Legacy vendor code (C++ I assume) Legacy code, VB Newer C# code ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard: Locks MS Office files, but not Adobe .AI and .PSD files?

We have some shares setup on a Windows 2003 R2 server, and the MS Office files people save behave properly: The first person to open the file gets read/write, and the second person to open the file ...
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Unlock file on Windows Server 2003 by remote desktop without rebooting

We've several Windows Server 2003 machines running, each with its own purposes. There are scheduled jobs which synchronizes some files over SFTP using WinSCP. Very sometimes a newly copied file is ...
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How can I view locking on a server file?

We have a database file (foxpro) on a Windows share (2003 server). We're having some problems where the program that writes to this file has to retry as the file is locked. This all happens very ...
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Concurrently accessing shared volume locally and remotely with Samba/NFS

I will be running a server which will work with data on a local disk. I would also like to share the volume over the LAN with Samba or NFS to servers which will also be writing to data on the disc. ...
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How can I see which processes locked a file?

How do you find out which processes have a lock on a given file, in Linux?
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Why is sometimes the exe-files locked by windows?

We have an inhouse application Fattracs that is used by 10-30 users over Citrix. All users have starts an own instans. The exe-file resides on several servers with Windows 2003 R2 that is loadbalanced ...
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What does 'no locks available' mean?

I'm trying to commit to a SVN server. On the server the subversion repository is NFS mounted. When doing a commit, I get this error message: svn: Can't get exclusive lock on file ...
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How do i unlock a volume in Vista

I am trying to fix a computer but when I try to delete and recopy some files it tells me the volume is locked? The problem stems from "ntoskrnl.exe is corrupted" error so I'm trying to put a new one ...
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locking type 1 initialisation failed

This is Sam. I have been working on a RHEL 5.1.19 virtual machine hosted on my workstation. I accidentally happened to remove a logical volume. Since then i was getting an error "locking type 1 ...
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Shared Drive - locked for edit behavior with MS Office documents

I suspect every company has, out of necessity, one or more spreadsheets on a shared drive that several people access/edit on a regular basis. Inevitibly users try to open the document at the same ...
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How do I delete a locked file in Windows?

I'm moving some files around on the server (Windows Server 2003), and there's a locked file that no one seems to have open. How do I delete this file?
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Windows File Sharing Orphaned File Locks

Over the past few weeks the company I work for has been having issues on their server wherein a file gets locked by something, and can't be unlocked. These files are almost always files that are being ...
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releasing file locks from OS X shell script

Files can be locked on OS X by going to the "Get Info" panel for the specific file and clicking the lock button. I would need to remove locks from a shell script. What unix command can do that?
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How can I check if Skype is running and there's an active call taking place?

How can I check if Skype is running and there's an active call taking place? I need this to shut down Skype before making automatic backup (otherwise files are locked on exFAT so I can't make backup) ...
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How do I restore a Windows administrative hidden share

As part of trying to release some files locked by a remote user over an automatic Windows hidden share (which I used to do via the Server control panel in NT4), I decided to skip doing a bulk net file ...
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How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?

During our production builds, a very large (10 megabyte) static content file in the root directory will sometimes be locked by IIS and cannot be deleted by the clean task. This is presumably because ...