Solved

Group Policy or Logon Script

Posted on 2009-05-18
3
580 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
I have a server based application all my users use on a regular basis. This is a custom written program (not by me) & requires that a file be written to the root of the users C drive. In the past we have went around to each users computer with a pen drive & added the file to the root of C. Now, we've taken on merged departments & our total user count has jumped from around 75 users to over 500. My question is, is there a way for me to push this file out via group policy or with a VB script? Either way will work for me. Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:wantabe2
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Gunter17
ID: 24413986
Abolsutely, you can use either to do it.

Via a group policy you can create a simple batch file that does the copying for you (assuming the user that is logging in has access to the directory you want to write to.

Here's an example of the "copy" command, for single file use.
http://www.computerhope.com/copyhlp.htm

And here's one for "xcopy" command, for multiple file use (e.g *.*)
http://www.computerhope.com/xcopyhlp.htm


0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:wantabe2
ID: 24414148
One more question, I forgot to mention, I will be doing this because of an upgrade. I will need to copy a file to each users computer but before I do this, is there a way for me to delete the old outdated file before I place the new updated file in the directory?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Gunter17 earned 500 total points
ID: 24414269
Sure, in your batch file you can just do a del

Your batch file might look something like this:
del C:\oldfile.db
copy \\server\share\newfile.db C:\newfile.db

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
This video demonstrates how to use each tool, their shortcuts, where and when to use them, and how to use the keyboard to improve workflow.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question