How to remove a locked file in a Windows 2003 R2 server

I have a pdf file  in a shared folder . I tried to delete it, but it keeps on telling me there is an user or another problem is using it.

I tried to use Compouter Management to disconnect session and open file for this .pfd file, then try to delete it, it still give me the same problem,  the only way I can do it is that, I have to restart the server, then after restart I can them delete that file.

Is there any method I need to delete this file, without have to restart it each time.
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Brian PringleConnect With a Mentor Systems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
I have to agree with btpringle. This is an awesome little utility that will show you what processes are locking a file. You can then easily kill or remove the locks they hold on your file. After that you are free to delete.

BTW this is a FREE utility!!
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try using this tool but it has to be done from a win2k/xp machine to access the file

also there are several others here that you can try
Why can't you just disable sharing of that folder that it's in and then delete it?
Is it possible that someone does still have it open? (or a session has crashed out and it hasn't cleaned up properly)?

Have you tried right-clicking on "My Computer" - clicking on "Manage" then expand "Shared Folders" then take a look for it in the "Open Files" folder?

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