How to search entire network for a file?

In Windows enviroment we can search for a file on a single PC at the time.

How do I search a group of computers or entire network/subnet  for particular file name or file exstension at ones?

Can I leave this search to run over night?

Thank you.
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si_jCommented:
You would need visibility of the other pcs. If you were to map the drives of the computers to search on one pc you could "search all drives" and find files this way. You would need to enable file-sharing on all the pcs. This could be achieved by a batch file (might be quicker) ...

-map drives with: NET USE
-list all files with properties required and write to text file using: DIR > FILENAME.TXT
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daviddiefCommented:
You should be able to search your 'network' if it is setup correctly so that you can view all PC's if you open network connections.  
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Sampat1983Commented:
the best option is use a software called 10-strike
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