Amazon FSx for Windows File Server now enables administrators to restore activity on files locked by inactive users

When users open files on a Windows file share and inadvertently leave them open for an extended period of time, the files remain open and locked, preventing other users from editing them. Previously, to resume activity, administrators needed to track down the users that had locks on these files and ask them to close the files. Amazon FSx now enables administrators to use the Windows-native Shared Folders tool from their own EC2 instances or computers to manage user sessions and open files on their FSx file systems, allowing them to easily view active users and close files on a per-file or per-user basis.