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*Gibbons, Jerry L.
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Reboot the Server?

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04-10-2000 02:04 PM
My office has approximately 20 stations connected via a Microsoft network.
All stations are running Windows 95. Each station has its own copy of
AutoCAD R14, and all drawings are saved to the server. In AutoCAD, each
station has Preferences>Performance>External reference file demand load set
to "Enabled with Copy".

Here is our problem:
Whenever a machine has a drawing open, and this machine (for whatever
reason) "locks up" and must be rebooted, Windows still sees this drawing as
"in use", and will allow the drawing to be opened only as Read Only. The
only way we have found to unlock the drawing is to reboot the server.

There MUST be a better way to get around this problem! For instance, in R12
we could delete the *.dwk file, but not in R14.

HELP!!!
*Reber, Gary L.
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Re: Reboot the Server?

04-11-2000 10:26 AM in reply to: *Gibbons, Jerry L.
If the server is NT go into the control panel and select the server
icon. The dialog that comes up will have a row of buttons at the
bottom. Select the "In Use" button, this will show all files that are
being accessed from that server and you can close the resource which
should unlock the file without rebooting the server.

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000 21:04:43 +0000, "Jerry L. Gibbons"
wrote:

>My office has approximately 20 stations connected via a Microsoft network.
>All stations are running Windows 95. Each station has its own copy of
>AutoCAD R14, and all drawings are saved to the server. In AutoCAD, each
>station has Preferences>Performance>External reference file demand load set
>to "Enabled with Copy".
>
>Here is our problem:
>Whenever a machine has a drawing open, and this machine (for whatever
>reason) "locks up" and must be rebooted, Windows still sees this drawing as
>"in use", and will allow the drawing to be opened only as Read Only. The
>only way we have found to unlock the drawing is to reboot the server.
>
>There MUST be a better way to get around this problem! For instance, in R12
>we could delete the *.dwk file, but not in R14.
>
>HELP!!!

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