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force disconnection on a shared folder

Posted on 2007-04-09
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Hi...we need to update numerous of files under a shared folder in a windows 2000 server, since these files are accessed by an application which is running on the client side, that causes the updating process failed due to some of the files are locked.

I know net file or net session can be used to force  the disconnection.  but how about automating the process by creating the VBScript job? any sample available?

Alternatlively, would stop the file share do the same work on the fly?

Regards,
fshguo.
 
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net stop server would prevent 'any' connections...are you looking to stop this share only?
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yes, I am looking at to stop this share only.
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Something like this perhaps?

strShare = "scripts"

Dim objShell: Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Dim objExec: Set objExec = objShell.Exec("net share " & strShare)
strOut = objExec.StdOut.ReadAll
strPath = Trim(Replace(Replace(Mid(strOut, InStr(strOut, "Path  "), InStr(strOut, "Remark ") - InStr(strOut, "Path ")), "Path ", ""), vbNewLine, ""))
objShell.Run "Net share " & strShare & " /delete", 0
strMsg = "Press OK when you're ready to reenable the share" & vbNewLine & "(pressing cancel will lose the share)"
strResp = MsgBox(strMsg, vbOKCancel, "Waiting...")
If strResp = vbCancel Then wscript.quit
objShell.Run "Net share " & strShare & "=" & strPath
Set objExec=Nothing
set objShell=Nothing
wscript.quit
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