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automatically send a file from my share directory to a ftp site.

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My Operating System is Windows 2000.  I need to automatically send a file from my share directory to a ftp site.  I need to use MS Schedule Task to run this process daily @ 6am EST.  Please help as I am not familiar with .bat files/setup, etc.

Path contains folder to send = R:\\jax\dept\"PRogram1.csv"
FTP site = ftp:\\ftsmur1\VVG\jax\
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by:sirbounty
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Just schedule this command to run at 6am

ftp -s:c:\putfile.scr


PutFile.scr would contain the following
open ftsmur1
user
guest
guest
cd VVG\jax
put R:\\jax\dept\"PRogram1.csv"
quit


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/96269 gives greater detail
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by:kane77573
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Yep follow Sir Bounty he has this one tied down
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by:smcfarla
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how do i schedule the command to run?  What application file do I need to open "PutFile.scr"?  Please help...
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by:sirbounty
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1) Putfile.scr can really be 'anything'...I just used that as an example - the .scr denotes that it's a script, but it could just as easily be test.txt and still work, provided the ftp -s: points to that name

2) the schedule task can be done via the gui, or command line:

schtasks /create /ru system /sc daily /st 06:00:00 /tn FTPScript /tr "ftp -s:c:\putfile.scr"

should do it...
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by:smcfarla
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I understand how to create the .scr file {Thanks!!}
When I open a New Task (from Scheduled tasks), Where do I type my code?
Here are my options:
1. Run:
2. Start in:

I assume that I put the code in the "RUN:" option, is this right?
RUN:  schtasks /create /ru system /sc daily /st 06:00:00 /tn FTPScript /tr "ftp -s:c:\putfile.scr"

And  do I put the New Task.job location in the "Start in:" option?
Start in:  C:\\WNDOWS\Tasks\New Task.job

Sorry, this is a new experience for me.
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sirbounty earned 500 total points
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You can leave start in blank...it'll default to the path
You would place it in the run, but the command I gave you was to do it from the command line.
If doing it from the GUI (Scheduled tasks) - place this in the "Run" line:

c:\YourFile.bat
(where YourFile.bat is another file containing the line:

ftp -s:c:\putfile.scr

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by:sirbounty
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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