troubleshooting Question

IIS 7 Locking a PDF file

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerAdobe AcrobatWindows Server 2008
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Server:  Windows 2008 R2 with IIS 7

This server contains a .NET web page and performs the following actions in one of it's pages:

1. Create a PDF file.
2. Email it to the a specific address
3. Delete the PDF file.

During this process, we receive the following error:

The process cannot access the file 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\admin\output\Invoice-100127-20110908.pdf' because it is being used by another process.

It is failing on STEP 3 because the PDF is created and the email is being sent.

We are currently interested in finding out if there is a setting within IIS that can be changed to alleviate this, or any other solution to this issue whether it be in IIS or the code-behind on the page.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
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