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Any W95 Batch software out there?

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Thank you.  We are about to go from static TCP/IP addresses to dynamic addresses with DHCP and WINS.  The thought of going to control panel on 3000+ machines makes me feel ill!  Is there a batch file creator that I can burn to a cd/floppy that will do this boring task for me?
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by:david_levine
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Can you create a .REG (Registry) file and just have that run on each machine when they log in? Look at what the difference is between your current install and and a DHCP install (registry entries).

Let me know if you need more details on it.
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by:martintaylor
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This stuff is just in the registery and should be easily automated.
There's two ways to go I suppose:-
(1) get a spare machine and have a look at the policy editor that comes on the cdrom.
It has facilities for forcing things on machines.
(2) (my usual method) - get a spare machine again and export the registry with regedit (this exports it to a text file).  Then update the one machine from static to dhcp etc, let it do its reboot and export the registry again to another name.  Then the detective work comes in - find the differences between the two text files (the FC command helps here).
There's going to be some differences that can be ignored (LRU, streams etc) you're looking in the area of networking..... Then you create a smallish text file of the keys (flagged in [square] braces) and their contents with REGEDIT4 at the start of the text file and name it something.REG and then this can update other machines. either click on it with explorer (it will run regedit on it and update the keys) or run regedit xxx.reg and it will do the same......
full meaty details can be found in thick expensive books like 'troubleshooting and configuring the windows nt/95 registry' from Sams.

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by:david_levine
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Can you create a .REG (Registry) file and just have that run on each machine when they log in? Look at what the difference is between your current install and and a DHCP install (registry entries).

Let me know if you need more details on it.
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by:sgenther
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You really should reinstall the app and use control panle to delete it...that way you make sure you get all of it.
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We run a large LAN, we use Lan Escort to deliver updates to the workstations. It ties in with the Novell and you can control distribution by groups, etc. It runs more or less invisibly.

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by:sgenther
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Opps,disregard my comment...I was in the wrong question...laff.
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