Psexec - a script to use Psexec to copy a folder from one server to multiple PC's?

Hi guys,

I've got a script here that OdBA created for me a while back which was to execute a .msi file from a shared location on our server to multiple PC's using the Psexec command.

Here it is:

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set MachineFile=C:\Temp\machines.txt
set LogFile=C:\Temp\machines.csv
>"%LogFile%" echo "Machine","State","Errorlevel"
for /f %%a in ('type "%MachineFile%"') do (
      echo Processing %%a ...
      ping.exe -4 -n 2 %%~a | find /i "TTL" >NUL
      if errorlevel 1 (
            >>"%LogFile%" echo "%%~a","Offline","n/a"
      ) else (
            ECHO c:\psexec.exe \\%%~a -u Domain\Username -p Password msiexec.exe /i "\\networkservername\sharename\my.msi" /quiet /norestart
            >>"%LogFile%" echo "%%~a","Online","!ErrorLevel!"
      )
)
echo Done.


Is there a way to modify this so that it can copy a folder from the server share, to a folder on PC's with different IP's?

Thanks a lot
Yashy
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KimputerCommented:
If the script is run from a server with domain connected pc's, yes, the script can be modified to do that.
the echo command should be replaced with something like

xcopy  \\server\share\folder\*.*  \\%%~a\c$\temp /e

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YashyAuthor Commented:
Thank you Kimputer.

So in terms of the username/password details of the domain, will that still remain?
KimputerCommented:
If run on the server as an admin, username passwords are not an issue.
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serialbandCommented:
You really shouldn't place plain text passwords in a script.  It's better to use runas to elevate your scirpt or place your script into the scheduler and have the run as user setting enabled.

If you have large folders, of several gigabyte or many files, I would replace xcopy with robocopy, so that you can more easily continue interrupted copies.

robocopy.exe  \\server\share\folder\*.*  \\%%~a\c$\temp /mir
YashyAuthor Commented:
If I wanted to remove the username/password, can I remove this:

c:\psexec.exe \\%%~a -u Domain\Username -p Password msiexec.exe /i "\\networkservername\sharename\my.msi" /quiet /norestart

And replace it with

robocopy.exe \\server\share\folder*.* \\%%~a\c$\temp?
serialbandCommented:
Yes.  Even with the psexec.exe, the whole script can be placed in a scheduled tasked with the credentials as a run once task.  That way the password isn't stored in plain text.  I would always avoid using plain text passwords where I can.
YashyAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys for the help.
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