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Hey Experts.  I am searching a directory on a remote pc for a file and output whether the file was found.

Here is what I am using (it's a bad mod from what an EE expert suggested for another project):
set ocxlist=\mscomctl.ocx
dir "\\%computer%\c$\windows\system32" | findstr "%ocxlist%">> %logfile%
echo. >> %logfile%

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Please assist.  Thanks!
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by:NVIT
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what is your question?
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by:oBdA
ID: 40487566
So you know the folder already? Then it's basically just a matter of
if exist "\\%computer%\c$\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx" (
	>>"%LogFile%" echo 'mscomctl.ocx' found on %Computer%
) else (
	>>"%LogFile%" echo 'mscomctl.ocx' not found on %Computer%
)

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But since probably want this more flexible, here's a version that supports a space separated list of files:
@echo off
setlocal
set OcxList=mscomctl.ocx
set Folder=C$\Windows\system32
set /p "Computer=Please enter computer name: "
if "%Computer%" EQU "" (
  echo No computer name entered, ending.
  exit /b
)
set logfile=\\__\public\FG_Diagnostic\%computer%.log
for %%a in (\%OcxList%) do (
      if exist "\\%computer%\%Folder%\%%~a" (
            >>"%LogFile%" echo '%%~a' found on %Computer%
      ) else (
            >>"%LogFile%" echo '%%~a' not found on %Computer%
      )
)
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by:samiam41
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I am searching a directory on a remote pc for a file and output whether the file was found but it isn't working.  

I need to check a dir on the remote pc for several files and list them if they are there.

How?
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by:oBdA
ID: 40487583
Are they all in the system32 folder, and do you need additional action if all files were found and/or if some were missing? And here's my script from above again, this time with the missing code tags:
@echo off
 setlocal
 set OcxList=mscomctl.ocx
 set Folder=C$\Windows\system32
 set /p "Computer=Please enter computer name: "
 if "%Computer%" EQU "" (
   echo No computer name entered, ending.
   exit /b
 )
 set logfile=\\__\public\FG_Diagnostic\%computer%.log
 for %%a in (\%OcxList%) do (
       if exist "\\%computer%\%Folder%\%%~a" (
             >>"%LogFile%" echo '%%~a' found on %Computer%
       ) else (
             >>"%LogFile%" echo '%%~a' not found on %Computer%
       )
 )

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by:samiam41
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Perfect oBdA.  Can that script be modified to do something similar to the reg query?  That portion of the script looks like this:

set dlllist=\comdlg32.ocx \mscomctl.ocx
reg query "\\%computer%\hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls" | findstr "%dlllist%">> %logfile%

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Can the script check the c$\windows\system32 for the files listed in Ocxlist in a similar method rather than the do/else?

I just need the files to be listed in the log file.  That's it.

Thanks oBdA
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by:oBdA
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It could be with pretty much the syntax you posted in your question, but that will only list the files that were found. Files not found will not be listed.
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by:samiam41
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That's fine but I can't get the syntax to work.  This is what I'm using:

set ocxlist= \mscomctl.ocx
dir \\%computer%\c$\windows\system32 | findstr "%ocxlist%">> %logfile%

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That doesn't return the file even though it is there. I see it in Windows Explorer so I should see it in the log file.
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Oh, sorry, that was the "pretty much" part: you need to remove the backslash at the beginning of the file names.
set ocxlist=mscomctl.ocx
dir \\%computer%\c$\windows\system32 | findstr "%ocxlist%">> %logfile%

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by:samiam41
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Thanks oBdA!
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