Group Policy Defrag Scheduling

I have a client that wants to be able to schedule a defrag on several computers at the same time.  Is there a way to configure this in the Group Policy somewhere so we dont have to go to each computer and set it up.  The server is Server 2003 and the workstations are Windows XP Professional and they are all on the domain.
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Do you have a desktop Management software installed? ZEN, Altiris, Land Desk? You could setup Jobs in these programs to run at anytime you want.  How many machines are we talking about?

Run a
Defrag C: /f

dslivingstonAuthor Commented:
We are probably looking at around 10 computers.  Are those programs free?
An app I have used in the past. PsExec
Download here:

Instructions on how to use with defrag

Run as windows task
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dslivingstonAuthor Commented:
Looks like it can only do one computer at a time....Is that correct?
PSEXEC - To deploy to 10 pcs

Schtasks - To create the job at a command line....

At - Another method to create the task

10 PCs really isnt that hard to create the task on 1, copy the .job file from C:\Windows\Tasks to the others, open it, and enter credentials......

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Johnb6767 got me on the quick draw. Thats how I would set it up as well.
My bad, didnt refresh.....

psexec works with a name of PC's as well.

psexec @C:\PCNames.txt blah blah

would be the syntax of your command, instead of.....

psexec \\remotepc blah blah
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