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unlocking a locked file on the network

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I'm a Admin on a Windows AD domain. There is a file locked out by a user that is off today. Other users need write access to the file.  Is there any way I can kick the user who has the file open off so other users can write to the file?
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On the file server itself: Start > Run > compmgmt.msc

System Tools > Shared Folders > Open files > Sort the columns how you would find the file the fastest way (either file name or username), rightmouseclick > Close Open File.
Naturally, you'll risk a yelling party with the user if he/she didn't save all the changes yet.
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