I have several replica File Geodatabase's on my server. I publish maps to be viewed by other departments in ArcReader. These ArcReader pmf's use the replica Geodatabase's on the server.
I need to update them from time to time, but the Geodatabase's are always locked during work hours. Usually I just update at night, but when someone needs something done right away, it's a pain to ask everyone to shut it down so I can update it.
Is there anyway to prevent the users, who are only reading the data in the Geodatabase's, from creating lock files in the Geodatabase's?
Can this be done by setting user permissions on the folder?
Can it be done with some sort of ESRI security measures?