cmd line command to kill open files on a server?

Posted on 2004-09-22
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Last Modified: 2008-01-16
Is there some command line command to kill all connections to an open file on a server?

Question by:myfootsmells
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by:Lee W, MVP
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net stop server
will stop the server serrvice and cut off everyone connected.

A quick way to do this is to type the following on a command line:

net stop server & net start server

The above line will both stop and then restart the server service in as quick a time as possible.

You do realize, you'll end up potentially screwing up peoples files if you close open connections...

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There isn't a way for me to close a specific file?

Yes I understand that, but there are certain files that need to be altered at midnight and if users have that file open, well it doesnt work :)

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And lastly, this may be exactly what you are looking for:

for /f "usebackq tokens=1" %a in (`net file ^| find /i "OpenFileName"`) do @net file %a /close

Note: if using this in a batch file, replace all %a with %%a - the above entry is meant only for running directly from a command line.

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