I have a Windows 7 computer that is hosting some files in my network. Sometimes a file (usually an Office document) is stuck in the open state even after a user has finished editing it. What I do to resolve this is to go to Computer Management > Shared Folders > Open Files and close the connection to the culprit file.
However, I always have to do this by remote controlling the host computer. Is there a faster way to accomplish this? I'm open to anything that can help me speed up the process (batch, powershell, remote MMC, etc).
What I've Tried:
I've tried using Remote MMC from my workstation into the host, but when I try to open System Tools > Shared Folders > Open Files I get error
You do not have permissions to see the list of files opened by Windows clients.
While remote commands are great, and I'd be open to using them, I need a way to both list the files, identify which one I need closed, and close it in relatively the same amount of time that it would take to use the MMC snap-in to do it through the GUI.