Release a DLL - So I can copy over a new one

Posted on 2012-08-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-16
I'm trying to copy a new DLL over.. it's not a windows DLL, but one for a custom app.
The custom app is not running.
But I get Permission denied....  It must be in use.
I know if I shutdown I can then copy when the box restarts.
How can I 'release' it so I don't have to shutdown.. and copy over the new one?
Question by:JElster
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    by:Jim Horn
    Did you try to manually unregister it?
    Start button: Run, type cmd an hit Ok.
    In the command line window that appears type:
    regsvr32.exe {your dll's full path/file name} -u
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    by:Kiran Ch

    can you try "tasklist /m <dllname>" to get more info about that dll?
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