WordPress 3.x: Stuck in maintenance mode

Problem:  Used the upgrade utility within the WordPress dashboard to upgrade to the latest version.  Once I upgraded I couldn’t access my site.  It would come up to a page that said the following:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute

Solution:  I had to delete the .maintenance file in the root of the web and then I was fine.  The problem had to do with my security settings within IIS7. My user was not allowed to delete the file it created.

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