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Snetcfg.exe, where? Enable File and Printer sharing via Group Policy

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I've searched the net but cannot find this file, SNETCFG.EXE.
In order to remote install software, I need to have File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks enabled for over 200 XP Clients.
I found several answers here but all worked with this snetcfg.exe, but the links to download was dead.
Most links reffered to dead ends
http://www.jsiinc.com/dl/snetcfg_wxp.zip   
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/15850.html
http://windowsitpro.com/SUBJ/tip4700/rh4705.htm

Can someone tell me where to get SNETCFG.EXE or a method to mass enable file and printer sharing for XP clients?
thanks all
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by:JapyDooge
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for remote installing software u don't have to enable file and printer sharing..

You should use a deployment tool like OCS Inventory Next Generation or use the SysInternals (nowadays Microsoft's) PSTools package with the 'psexec' tool from command line.
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I have 2 products to install/deploy
Symantec Ghost Client and Symantec Endpoint Protection
Both can be "deployed" from the Server console. The thing is if F&P sharing is not checked in the NIC properties (not the firewall exceptions) then the Server cannot deploy to client. Simple test is to try to map \\client-IP\c$. If F&P sharing is disabled then no go.

With the snetcfg.exe and a kix script I can enable F&P on all clients in LAN. after I can deploy the Symantec products from console.
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by:Ralieb
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I'll test later but thanks for links. I searched all over for this, how'd you find this?........
Thanks and back to work for me..
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Haha thanks,

I searched Google for "index of / snetcfg.exe" (without the quotes).
It's an easy way to find so-called opendirs (open folders on webservers with files in them and no index document).

Good luck :)

(also: "filetype:exe snetcfg" works sometimes on Google, but not that well and not for exe's)
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