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need help with a .bat file xcopy command

Posted on 2011-03-17
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I know I missing something simple here. This is what Im attempting to do.

I need to copy a file into mutilple users profiles on a citrix server and for some reason I cant get it to work. here is an example

xcopy "F:\Software\deployment.properties" "C:\Documents and Settings\%userprofile%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment"

What is wrong with the command?

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by:dtrance
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Try
xcopy "F:\Software\deployment.properties" "C:\Documents and Settings\"%userprofile%"\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment"
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by:bankadmin
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I got a invalid parameters error.. Also I used the exact command but specified a specific user instead of %userprofile% and it worked. So I know there are no mistakes in my paths
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I did a little more testing and I removed the docs and settings from the destination and it didnt error out but it just defaulted to the users I was running it with. i need it to copy to all users
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prashanthd earned 500 total points
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Hi,

You can try the following vbscript.

regards
Prashanth
On Error Resume Next

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objStartFolder = "C:\Documents and Settings\"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)
Wscript.Echo objFolder.Path
Set objsub = objFolder.SubFolders
For Each sf in objsub
	desdir=sf.Path & "\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment"
	WScript.Echo desdir
    objfso.CopyFile "F:\Software\deployment.properties",desdir
Next

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Missed something, change line no 10 to following and try

desdir=sf.Path & "\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\"
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by:bankadmin
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THat worked. I had to click ok for each user but it worked..

THanks
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If you run from command prompt using cscript file.vbs, it will not pop up message to click.

Thanks for the points.

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Prashanth
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