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Logon Script to update files on a network

Posted on 2004-04-27
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Looking for a script that will allow me to update files on the desktop of all network computers.  

Currently I have 3 large Access files that are copied to each users desktop when they login.  This is so that I can keep updated versions of the files distributed to each user.  Besides being annoying for the users having to wait for the transfer of the files it is also a load on the network.

Looking for a way to not have to update the users versions if there has not been an update to the files on the network.  

Maybe a pop up that asks if the user would still like to update the file and have a timeout if the user doesn’t respond and then update the files anyways just incase they are looking to get a new copy because they corrupted a file.

I am also open to other suggestions on this topic.
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You can use the KiXtart free-format scripting language to conditionally display information, set environment variables, start programs, connect to network drives, read or edit the Registry, and change the current drive and directory. In addition, KiXtart provides the following features:


Installing and Using the KiXtart Login Processor Tool

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;175732#appliesto

http://kixtart.org/

also this book for all your scripting needs
Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, by Jesse M. Torres, The Coriolis Group, 2001, ISBN 1-57610-881-3
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1576108813/qid=1057676705/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-5931804-6625755?v=glance&s=books
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From the windows 2000 resource kit
download FORFILES

use it to look for the file with a date of X
and then use it in a batch script to be replaced IF value

http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm

documentation on different kinds of uses here:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/forfiles.asp

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Thank you for the assist !

glad it all worked out for you


take care
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