Hi. I've got a piece of VB6 software that copies files out to all machines on our network (about 400). It can also execute msi's and exe's remotely by shelling out to a remote execution tool.
I need to copy a large (50Mb) 'Library File' to all machines. My approach was to produce a self-extracting archive (5mb exe) configured to run in silent/unattended mode requiring no user intervention. After researching several options Winrar looked best. The exe file was produced with all the SFX options that looked necessary and it tested OK.
The problem is that the 'Library File' I need to copy out is in use on about 50% of the machines and the self-extraction throws up an error message on the remote machine (Please Close/Reboot/Restart Application) then brings up a Winrar error window. Gammadyne's Self Extracting Archive Utility (SEAU) has an option to allow locked files to be installed on reboot but still requires user intervention on initial self-extraction.
Any suggestions would be greatly accepted. Thanks I.A. and regards.