Find who has files open in Windows Server 2008

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has become accustomed to opening up Computer Management on a server, and looking in the shared folders in order to find out who has a file open. Well, that was Windows Server 2003. Now that we have Windows Server 2008, it’s just a little bit different.

Here’s how you do it.

In Server Manager, expand Roles, then expand File Services, and click on “Share and Storage Management”.



On the far right of Server Manager, in the actions pain, click on “Manage Open Files”.

After clicking on the Manage Open Files option, the Manage Open Files Dialog will pop up. Which, although it looks a little different from what you’re used to, performs all of the functions you would expect.



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