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Write a bat file that copies files to all computers in an OU

What I would like to do have a bat file I can run either on a domain controller or a file server within my domain that copies a file to all computers within an OU.

The bat file would be run manually and probably not too often, but I don't want to have to go to each machine to get the file on the computer.

Thanks.
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LongbowCommented:
I would not run a batch file manually to all the computers because
 you never know wich computer have received the files.
If one computer is off your script can stop.

1) You can create a logon .bat script :
@echo off
if not exist c:\destination\filename.ext copy \\server\share\filename.ext c:\destination\filename.ext

2) Another solution would be :
@echo off
regedis /s \\server\share\file2copy.reg
copy \\server\share c:\destination\filename.bat

In filename.bat you have the code found in 1)

in file2copy.reg you have the registry key RunOnce=c:\destination\filename.bat
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
But I do not want this to happen at logon.

I want to run it manually, and immediatley upon running the bat file.
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exx1976Commented:
Easy.  I would write a piece of VBScript to do this..  Something like:

Set oFS = CreateObject("Scritping.FileSystemObject")
Set oOU = GetObject ("LDAP://OU=<yourOUname>,DC=<yourDomainName>,DC=<TLD>")
For Each computer in oOU
     MachineName = Right(computer.Name, Len(computer.Name)-3)
     oFS.CopyFile "\\server\share\file", "\\" & MachineName & "\share\file"
Next
WScript.Echo("Done.")


HTH,
exx

PS - obviously, it is assumed that all computers listed in the OU are connected to the network and turned on...
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
When I tried that I got the following error:

Line : 1
Char : 1
Error : ActiveX xomponent can't create object: 'Scripting.FileSystemObject'
Code : 800A01AD
Source : Microsoft VBScript runtime error
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exx1976Commented:
Oops..  Did you cut and paste my script?  I accidentally misspelled scripting...  LOL
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
I'll try again... :o)

I also found that you can have a file that simply has :

copy \\server\share\filename "\\machinename\share\location\"

for each system, but I like the idea that it can be in a for each loop
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Well that worked for just grabbing the machine name, but when I actually put in the copy line it died when it couldn't access a machine and didn't tell me which machine - nor did it continue on with the rest.

Just putting the copy lines manually into the bat file at least shows a log of what failed and worked and also tries each one regardless of if the last one failed or not.....
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exx1976Commented:
Ok, this one will echo for you..  And I fixed the spelling so you can just copy and paste it..

On Error Resume Next
Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oOU = GetObject ("LDAP://OU=<yourOUname>,DC=<yourDomainName>,DC=<TLD>")
For Each computer in oOU
     MachineName = Right(computer.Name, Len(computer.Name)-3)
     WScript.Echo("Copying to " & MachineName & ".")
     oFS.CopyFile "\\server\share\file", "\\" & MachineName & "\share\file"
Next
WScript.Echo("Done.")

Alternatively, if you really like the dos copy command, you could use this script:

On Error Resume Next
Set ws = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set oOU = GetObject("LDAP://OU=<ou>,DC=<domain>,DC=<TLD>")
For Each computer in oOU
     MachineName = Right(computer.Name, Len(computer.Name)-3)
     ws.run("copy \\server\share\file \\" & MachineName & "\share\file >> c:\copylog.txt")
Next
WScript.Echo("Done.")

To the bext of my knowledge, there is no DOS interface to AD that could be used in a regular old batch file..  At least not without the use of third party tools.  But the second script here should do what you want.  It uses the DOS copy command, and pipes the output to a text log so you can review it.

HTH,
exx
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LongbowCommented:
You can use a network manager like Landesk to put tasks an any computer on your network :
http://www.landesk.com
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot!
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exx1976Commented:
n/p
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