Updating Hosts file on the local PC using Login Script
Posted on 2014-01-19
I have hosts file that changes from time to time due to the fact that we host several websites internally on our web server with IP address 192.168.1.4. When the users open the browser and type in ABC.com, NBC.com, CBS.com, I want the browser to go directly to my web server instead of going to the Internet to find those websites (because they are running within the network). But this requires updating hosts file (located in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc ) on each workstation PC to reflect the new website addition or what have you.
xcopy \\DC1\share\hosts C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc /c /y
Is there a way to incorporate the XCOPY command above (that copies newest hosts file on the network Share folder and replace the hosts file on workstation PC) automatically as a part of login process?