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Why Get-SmbOpenFile losses the lock when file still opened at remote machine from shared network file path? RRS feed

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  • I am using Get-SmbOpenFile, But surprisingly, it looses its connection and I can see that there is no lock even after couple of seconds later on the file any more, even it is still opened. I safely can remove that file on my server.

    Why, this can be? I have to check opened .VHDX disk file connected with user and need to close them if they are still opened.

    Get-SmbOpenFile | Where-Object { $._Path -match '\apvdp100\Profile\TestP1088\100.txt' } returns nothing even the file is opened remotely.

    Get-SmbOpenFile | Where-Object { $._Path -match '100.txt' } returns the object if i open the file remotely and check within a second.

    So, I have two questions :-)

    1. So, what is the right way to search the file ? ( above Fully qualified path doesn't returns the search result )
    2. Why the lock gets lost after couple of seconds later?
    • Edited by Usman Khalil Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:11 AM
    Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:58 AM

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