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How do I copy all of the files from a mapped network drive's shared folder to the local c: drive?

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Hello
I need a script to copy files from a network share (drive is already mapped) to the local c: drive of many pc's.  
I am thinking of something like this.  Beware, as I am a newbie at this:

@echo off
cls
if exist x:\ net use x: /delete
net use x: \\server1\share
copy x:\*.* \\%computername%\c:
x:
start file.exe
::  file.exe is one of the files that was copied over from the \\server1\share
exit

Thanks!
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Question by:cliffordgormley
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by:MidnightOne
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cliffordgormley:

What's the goal of this script, precisely?

Is this a one-shot copy or something that will be happening more-or-less daily?

MidnightOne
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by:inbarasan
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If you are going to use this script regularly then you may use xcopy with overwrite option so that it doesn't promopt whether you want to overwrite it or not(This is dangerous also)

Even otherwise xcopy is good.
To know more about xcopy refer : http://www.ss64.com/nt/xcopy.html
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by:cliffordgormley
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it is actually going to be a one time copy.  If the script has been run before, I will not need to copy the files over from the server share to the local machine.
I am going to use an IF-THEN statement to check if the script was run before. Those details are not really required, are they?
Thanks
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MidnightOne earned 350 total points
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Script should read, then

@echo off
if exist c:\file.exe GOTO END
xcopy %logonserver%\netlogon\FOLDER c:\*.*
start c:\file.exe
:END
exit

Caveats:
 All files are in FOLDER within the NETLOGON share
 aCopiedFile is one of the files in the group you're copying
 You're using a GPO and setting this as a logon script

HTH

MidnightOne
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by:cliffordgormley
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Hello Midnight.
Looks good, but do the files have to be in the NETLOGON share?  I have already mapped a drive to a folder on the remote server where the files are, and have given the user both Share and NTFS permissions to READ (copy) from that share.  I can post the current script here if you like.
Thanks

BTW, is XCOPY used instead of COPY because it will automatically overwrite any existing files??
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by:MidnightOne
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cliffordgormley:

Doesn't have to be in the netlogon share. Personally, I find it easier because all my scripts then look the same.

HAND

MidnightOne
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