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How do you display the actual user who has the file locked for editing rather than the administrator?

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I have users who access files in a terminal server environment.  When 2 users access the same file on a network drive the 2nd user receives the message "file locked for editing by administrator".  When you look at open files it shows the file is actually open and in use by Joe User and not administrator.  Does anyone know how to make the inuse file pop up show the user and not administrator?  This is a windows 2003 server environment.
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Hello Techcess,

I believe this goes off of the owner of the application....like when you setup Microsoft Excel...It will ask you for a owner name and company name....It displays owner name.  This can be modified afterwards by opening Excel...then Tools - Options - General Tab - and change the username.  This will change it for all office applications for that version so all your 2003 office suite.  However if say you have Publisher 2000 installed it will not change that.

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dis1931
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by:lrkwalkers
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What do you type in that field to show the username though?

Can you use %username%?
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