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How to modify an existing batch file to add FOR loop to run on 50+ servers?

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Hello,

I have the follwong batch files I am loggin into each server and running them locally on each one.  I have a list of 50+ servers that this need to be run on and I believe I need to add a FOR loop on this or maybee this needs to be run via psexec?  Please Advise?  Much thanks in advance.

Batch File #1
\\sa1esm99\RCMD$\install.bat

cd C:\Program Files\cchecker2\

weekly.bat /nowait


Batch File #2
del C:\1sct\conf\sgs.conf

cd C:\1sct\bin\

sgsc.exe
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Question by:radar365
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by:JapyDooge
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So sa1esm99 is the servername that has to be changed each run?
Is there a logic in these names? for example sa1esm01-sa1esm99?
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by:TheCapedPlodder
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Hi,

If you are running each batch file on fifty servers you will need to use a tool like psexec.

You will want a batch file like this:

for %%a in (server1 server2 server3 etc.) do call :start

:start
if exist \\%%a\c$\batchfile1.bat goto batchfile2
copy batchfile1.bat \\%%a\c$

:batchfile2
if exist \\%%a\c$\batchfile1.bat goto execute
copy batchfile2.bat \\%%a\c$

:execute
psexec.exe \\%%a batchfile1.bat
psexec.exe \\%%a batchfile2.bat

obviously you will need to provide the correct syntax for psexec.

Cheers,

TCP
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by:TheCapedPlodder
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I should add, you can also use a file that contains the list of server names e.g.:

for %%a in ('inputlist.txt') do call :start
etc....

The inputlist.txt file would look like this:

server1
server2
server3
etc.

Let me know if you need anything clarifying

Cheers,

TCP
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by:radar365
ID: 21832576
Thanksyou have definitly got me on the right track.  I have modified your script with my specifics it now looks like this:

for %%a in (C:\pstools\new folder\srvlst_test.txt) do call :start

:start
if exist \\%%a\c$\Run_1st_CCTool.bat goto Run_2nd_SGS.bat
copy Run_1st_CCTool.bat \\%%a\c$

:Run_2nd_SGS.bat
if exist \\%%a\c$\Run_2nd_SGS.bat goto execute
copy Run_2nd_SGS.bat \\%%a\c$

:execute
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_2nd_SGS.bat

However I get the following error when running this:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Pstools\New Folder>cc-run.bat

C:\Pstools\New Folder>for %a in (C:\pstools\new folder\srvlst_test.txt) do call
:start

C:\Pstools\New Folder>call :start

C:\Pstools\New Folder>if exist \\%a\c$\Run_1st_CCTool.bat goto Run_2nd_SGS.bat

C:\Pstools\New Folder>copy Run_1st_CCTool.bat \\%a\c$
The network path was not found.
        0 file(s) copied.

C:\Pstools\New Folder>if exist \\%a\c$\Run_2nd_SGS.bat goto execute

C:\Pstools\New Folder>copy Run_2nd_SGS.bat \\%a\c$
The network path was not found.
        0 file(s) copied.

C:\Pstools\New Folder>psexec.exe \\%a -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat

PsExec v1.55 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Couldn't access %a:
The network path was not found.

Make sure that the default admin$ share is enabled on %a.

C:\Pstools\New Folder>psexec.exe \\%a -c Run_2nd_SGS.bat

PsExec v1.55 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Couldn't access %a:

However I was able to get the follwing to work: psexec \\servername -c C:\Run_1st_cctool.bat

I tried modified this with your suggestion and ended up with:

for %%a in (srvlst_test.txt) do call :execute

:execute
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_2nd_SGS.bat

When I run this I get the following results:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Pstools\New Folder>cctest.bat

C:\Pstools\New Folder>for %a in (srvlst_test.txt) do call :execute

C:\Pstools\New Folder>call :execute

C:\Pstools\New Folder>psexec.exe \\%a -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat

PsExec v1.55 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Couldn't access %a:
The network path was not found.

Make sure that the default admin$ share is enabled on %a.

I know I am extremly close, thanks for your continued assitance.
 
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by:TheCapedPlodder
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You need to put the name of the input file inside single quotes:

for %%a in ('C:\pstools\new folder\srvlst_test.txt') do call :start

Cheers,

TCP
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by:radar365
ID: 21845706
Even with quotes still the same error:

Couldn't access %a:
The network path was not found.
Make sure that the default admin$ share is enabled on %a.

Here is the batch file as of now:

for %%a in ("C:\pstools\new_folder\SRVLST.txt") do call :start

goto end

:start
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat
psexec.exe \\%%a -c Run_2nd_SGS.bat

:end

Echo Host script ran today %date%>%0\..\log.txt

There is something unny going on with this.  For some reason it cant reference the server list??? Any other ideas?  Thanks.
CCTest.txt
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TheCapedPlodder earned 500 total points
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OK, I can see why this might be an issue.

Try the attached code snippet instead.
for /f %%a in (srvlst_test.txt) do set server=%%a & call :start
goto end
 
:start
if exist \\%server%\c$\Run_1st_CCTool.bat goto Run_2nd_SGS.bat
copy Run_1st_CCTool.bat \\%server%\c$
 
:Run_2nd_SGS.bat
if exist \\%server%\c$\Run_2nd_SGS.bat goto execute
copy Run_2nd_SGS.bat \\%server%\c$
 
:execute
psexec.exe \\%server% -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat
psexec.exe \\%server% -c Run_2nd_SGS.bat
 
:end

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by:radar365
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The strange this is when I run "psexec.exe \\servername -c Run_1st_CCTool.bat" it works fine.  This indicates to me that there is no problem accessing the admin$ share on %a???  Thanks for your continued assistance with this issue.  You are soo close to getting all the points on this one.
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by:TheCapedPlodder
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What's the error on the latest code sample?
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by:radar365
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Wonderfull.  Many thanks for all of your assitance.
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