How can I find all RDF files on my entire domain (in all PCs)

Posted on 2004-09-10
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I have to search RDF files on my entire network (domain) we are using windows 2000 professional on our desktops and have Windows 2000 Servers. Is there any software which can give me positive results. That can be demo version. we will try and then buy it if required.
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This might work for you: It will scan either a single machine that's passed in the command line, or a list of machines, when called with /L as first argument and the path and name of the file  as second argument:
SearchRDF SomeMachine
SearchRDF /L S:\ome\Machine\list.txt
Machines that aren't turned on when you run the script will be ignored and listed in a "failed" file. You can use this file to run it against the remaining machines at a later time, but rename it before you try again!
If you don't have a list of machine at hand, you can create one by typing
net group "domain computers" /domain >machine.txt

@echo off
:: *** List of Shares/folders to be scanned:
set ScanFolders=C$ D$
:: *** Pattern to scan for:
set ScanPattern=*.rdf
:: *** File with machine names that didn't respond
:: *** default: %D*rive, *P*ath, *N*ame of argument *0* (the script name), with the extension .txt
set FailedFile=%~dpn0.txt

if %1.==. goto leave
if /i not %1.==/L. goto process
if %2.==. goto leave
set MachineFile=%~2
if not exist "%MachineFile%" goto leave
:: *** Process a list of machines:
if exist "%FailedFile%" del "%FailedFile%"
for /f %%a in ('type "%MachineFile%"') do call :process %%a
goto leave

set Machine=%1
set Machine=%Machine:\=%
set Machine=%Machine:$=%
:: *** Name of the log file:
set LogFile=%~dpn0-%Machine%.log
echo Processing %Machine% ...
ping -n 1 %Machine% | find "TTL" >NUL
if errorlevel 1 goto :NoResponse
:: ***
for %%a in (%ScanFolders%) do if exist "\\%Machine%\%%~a" (
  dir /a:-d /s /b "\\%Machine%\%%~a\%ScanPattern%" >"%LogFile%"

goto :eof

echo ... not responding.
if not "%MachineFile%"=="" >>"%FailedFile%" echo %Machine%
goto :eof


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