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This article explains how you can close all the applications / processes forcefully before you perform the backup.
Let's say you want to implement a policy setting that can be used to close off all the programs running in computer. Actually speaking this is not bit easy but you can deploy a script that can do your job at specified time using Task Scheduler service.
To accomplish above you need the followings:
Files opened by network clients must also be closed in order to perform backup. You can use the command outlined here to close all opened files by network users.
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If you don't know what all applications clients are running then you need to use some kind of programming stuff which can identify and close the application. Likewise all running applications can be closed by killing the main process that is Explorer.exe. If you kill explorer.exe then you need to re-run it in order to perform backup. Using some programming stuffs you can achieve this.
Here is an example:
1. You create a script.
2. Use kill.exe in this cript to end PID of explorer.exe or kill this process.
3. Run a command again to re-start this process (explorer.exe) to lunch desktop and then perform backup.
Article ID: 555983 - Last Review: September 18, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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