Solved

Automatically Copy a file to a user's folder when logging in.

Posted on 2014-07-30
4
265 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-01
Windows 7, Terminal Server.  I need to copy a file to a users MyDocuments or other profile folder during the log in process.   This needs to occur after the server drive is mapped.  Any idea of the DOS syntax for any user?
0
Comment
Question by:Bill Ross
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 84
ID: 40228714
With Terminal Server, you can run login scripts that always fire. This article shows how to set that up:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195461

You could use that to fire off a Batch file that does your copy:

@echo off
xcopy "source", "destination"
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:Bill Ross
ID: 40228721
xcopy "source", "destination"

This is the line I'm having trouble with.  The "destination" needs to be generic for the users "MyDocuments\xxx" folder"
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
ID: 40228728
You can use Environment variables ... for example

xcopy "Source", %UserProfile%\My Documents\SomeFile.txt

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121170

To see all the Environment variables available, open a DOS Prompt and type the word "SET" then press enter ... you'll see all the environment variables available on that machine.
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:Bill Ross
ID: 40228743
Thanks.  I'll give it a try and get back with you.

Bill
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
Configuring Remote Assistance for use with SCCM
In Microsoft Access, when working with VBA, learn some techniques for writing readable and easily maintained code.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

751 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