I'm having a similar issue where my users get a "document in use" error. The only way I can get it to stop it to reset IIS. Very annoying.
Hi, NateWeb, How do you reset the ISS?
I am also having a similar problem. The error message reads "you are unable to edit this page because it is currently being edited by *me*), which is definately not the case.
Log into your web server or machine that has IIS on it. Open command prompt and run the command "iisreset". You can also do it though IIS Manager by stopping and starting your website.
Does that reset of the IIS server fix the can't edit page problem? I would not have thought so. The web server serves out the pages to users, but as far asI have been able to tell, the file transfers and Contribute coordination back and forth between the server and Contribute users is done with FTP, and the state of who has what checked out, etc. is managed by private files Contribute maintains on the server (lock files, and a bunch of files down in subdirectories set up for Contribute to use for example - that is where drafts waiting to be published seem to live for example).
I have recently posted elsewhere looking for ways to reset the state maintained by Contribute so it is consistent and correct. It seems difficult to do, and little to no help available, at least for the problems I see.