How to turn of ISS 4 NT mandatory locking

Greg Stark ( )
18 Jun 1998 14:44:17 -0400

ISS 4 seems to be using mandatory locking of pages it's serving. This
is obviously an awful idea, it makes it very hard to update pages of a
site that's getting any substantial number of hits. The result is that
modifying, even deleting and renaming (which shouldn't normally be
affected by properly designed file locks anyways) all get permission
denied at random unpredictable times.

Is there a registry key or option somewhere to disable this? It's
getting to be very important, we can't go stopping web servers just
because we want to update a single page.