How to release hung geoprocessing service

Discussion created by ecrsteve on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 by ecrsteve
I have published a geoprocessing service that I am still debugging.  The service is running an external executable that I wrapped in a python script and published.  Since I am still developing this service, it will sometimes hang up.  The external executable performs queries on some DBF tables.  When the service hangs, those DBF files are locked.  I understand that when a geoprocessing service is invoked, it is run inside of a process on the server.  Is there a way to kill that process and thereby release those locked DBF tables?

Thanks for any help.