How do I copy files from one location to several machines using psexec and a textfile?

How do I copy files from one location to several machines using psexec and a textfile?
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Why bother using PSEXEC to copy?

Command line:
FOR /f %a in (machines.txt) do XCOPY /s /y \\server\share\folder \\%a\c$\folder\*.*

Batch file
FOR /f %%a in (machines.txt) do XCOPY /s /y \\server\share\folder \\%%a\c$\folder\*.*

AndreIfillAuthor Commented:
Can you tell me what the %a is used for?
In a FOR the %a represents a variable in this example each line in machines.txt is processed 1 by 1.

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