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Vista-Warn if users are connected when shutting down

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In XP, when I shutdown a computer while someone is connected to a shared folder, it will warn me that users are connected and ask if I really want to shutdown.  I have shared some folders on a Vista Home system.  However, when I shutdown on that system it does not warn if users are connected.  I have looked around and can't find a way to set that warning.  Can this be done and if so, how?
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Hi!
I have never seen such a warning when it comes to shares that are in use. Not on xp, nor anywhere else - windows issues warnings if user are logged on in different sessions (that may be terminal sessions or simply fast user switching), but it does not care if shares are in use. Please test it on xp and you will see.
What you can do is have a look at the command net file.
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NET FILE closes a shared file and removes file locks. When used without
options, it lists the open files on a server
. The listing includes the
identification number assigned to an open file, the pathname of the file,
the username, and the number of locks on the file.
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McKnife,

Thanks for the response.  I remember getting warnings on previous version of Windows when shutting done - something like "Other users are connected, shutting down will disconect these users."  and this was related to a shared folders (not just Term Services or Fast User Switching).  I thought it was XP, but may have been NT.  If you search the internet, you can find a few comments from people with a messages like this (though none show the exact text).  I don't have a NT box or a good XP setup to see if I can duplicate.  For now I will keep the question open and see if I can somehow find a solution.  If not I will come back in a few days and close out the questions.

The NET FILE command or using My Computer >> Manage >> Shared Folders both show who is connected.  However, if this is not checked before shutting down, the connected user could loose their data - that is why I am trying to figure out how to get the old message to display. Thanks.

-Bear
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Thanks for taking time to answer.
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