Windows Server 2003 Automatic Copy (not backup)

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a Windows Server 2003 machine with 9 workstations.  While I know how to do automatic backups, I'd also like to figure out how to periodically COPY certain files from the server to 3 of the workstations, and I'd like to set it up so that the server does it automatically.

Any ideas?

Question by:ixmaninc
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    Expert Comment

    there are so many possiblities to do this....
    logon scripts, schedule a command (xcopy), etc.

    What exactly are you trying to do?
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    Accepted Solution


    Nice question and simple solution

    step :1

    Create a document on your desktop with a .bat extension. (i.e. copy.bat) The document can contain the COPY or XCOPY  DOS command. Ex:

    Copy c:\file1.txt d:\file1.txt
    save file

    Step 2.
    Open Scheduled Tasks from Start Menu, Accessories, System Tools. Double-click Add Scheduled Task
    and add the that batch file and adjust time at you want run the schedule .

    Author Comment

    Excellent.  Thanks!


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