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Hi,

I need to give an administrator right to close opened files on a Windows 2008 box.  Is there a way to setup this right besides giving him local admin right?

Thanks.
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by:Davis McCarn
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If you are using AD, he'll need domain admin rights; but, don't be surprised if you get corrupted files after he forces a close.
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the server is a regular Windows 2008 file server.
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I use a tool called Unlocker. However you have to be careful the file is really mistakenly locked and not in use. Otherwise you could corrupt it.
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That ain't an answer; but, OK....
Are you using AD or not?
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Yes, we are using AD.
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The most common reason I see locked files on a server is that the user went home and left the file open.  Forcing a close WILL trash any unsaved changes and can easily result in a corrupted file.
If you still want to do it, the user needs to be a member of the domain admins group for it to always work.
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