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As far as I remember there is command Monitor - Clients to display active socket connection to the lockserver. If there are some dangling locks - they are released when the socket connection is closed. You can try restarting lockservice to clear all locks and after that start testing updates and look on the number of clients/locks. Another way to monitor lockservice is to stop the cvs lock windows service and start the .exe manually with -test option - it will display all operations on the console. Alex On 1/31/08, jvn76 Van Norman <jvn76 at msn.com> wrote: > Thank you for your responses. > > Connecting to the lock service and performing the Monitor – Locks reveals > that during these slow times there are multiple locks, and that those locks > are holding onto the same files for a long period of time. Some of the > locks have lasted over 1 ½ hours. > > Can CVS operate without the Lock Service? If it can, what are the > ramifications of this? > > Our security team does not want us even testing with Antivirus fully removed > from the server. What antivirus software interferes with CVSNT the least? > > Thank you, > > John