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Multiple instances of PSEXEC

Hello, I use the PSEXEC Systinternals program to XCOPY files on a remote server over a VPN.

Some of the copies are failing and I was wondering if only one instance of the PSEXEC can run at once... i.e. if our automated system asks for more than one copy at once will the other ones fail?

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PSEXEC does have known issues running multiple instances against the same computer. It seems to be a problem with the diferent instances stealing each other's resources.


You may want to try running xcopy with

cmd.exe /c xcopy

so cmd will run xcopy and terminate under separate instances.
butterhookAuthor Commented:
This looks like a good lead, thank you we will speak to the developers and test out the solution.
butterhookAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much, the issue is now fixed.
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