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Scripting a login script for the possiblilty of different directories

Posted on 2007-04-03
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Windows 2003 Server, Win 2000 and XP clients

I need to create a login script that silently uninstalls an antivirus program.
I already have the commands necessary to uninstall the program, however the program I need to uninstall may resides in one of two different directories depending on what version the user had at the time of install.
So the problem I have is how to write the script so that it works like this:

If this directory exists run this command
else run this other command

Thank you.
Jeremy Leigh
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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In a batch file, this would be the line:

if exist "X:\path\to\directory" command
if exist "X:\path\to\other\directory" command
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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I don't have a 2000 machine to test on, but the "IF EXIST" batch command works on 2K3 & XP:

IF EXIST C:\Windows \\server1\uninstallfromwindows.exe
IF EXIST C:\Winnt \\server1\uninstallfromwinnt.exe
...etc.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It works in 2000 - and I believe NT4 as well.  Possibly even 9x.
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by:jvleigh221
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Thank you...That was exactly what I was looking for...much appreciation.
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