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Get open files on a remote server with powershell

I needed to send a list of open files from our file server to the helpdesk so they could contact the users that were still using the old systems. I wanted to give them something other than a screen shot so I went digging for a powershell script. I found this which uses openfile.exe but within powershell pipes the output to a nice grid view.

openfiles /Query /S 2K12R2 /FO CSV /V | ConvertFrom-Csv | Out-GridView

Source: Get open files on a remote server – It For DummiesIt For Dummies

I took it and tweaked it to a file so the helpdesk could open it in excel

openfiles /Query /S ServerĀ /FO CSV /V | out-file c:\temp\files.csv

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