Solved

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

Posted on 2014-07-30
4
256 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
  • 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

Being driven mad by email signature updates?

Having to make a change to your users’ email signatures, yet again? Feel like your head is going to explode? Rely on an Exclaimer email signature management solution to make the process simple!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
With Microsoft Access, learn how to specify relationships between tables and set various options on the relationship. Add the tables: Create the relationship: Decide if you’re going to set referential integrity: Decide if you want cascade upda…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

910 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now