folder transfer to multiple standalone servers

we have more servers, not domain, local stand alone individual servers, we cant enable DFS, WSUS,etc..
we are doing patching by manual just logon windows update on windows 2008 std r2, choose only mandatory updates and install, this has been done many years.
 we should not install any third party sw on the systems

i want to automate via script.
1. Download the patches, keep in a folder, make a bat file and send across to all servers

bat file will have
windows6.1-kb4074598-x64_87a0c86bfb4c01d9c32d2cd3717b73c1b83cb798.msu /quiet /norestart

how can i transfer the download files/folder to all servers? with out logging in (all servers has same userid and same pwd)

and execute/click the .bat file by logging in the server. so that the all patches will be installed from the copied folder

Need your guidance,
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
... Without logging in...

Can't be done. You basically created a set of conflicting priorities.  For what it's worth, if you want truly zero 3rd party software installed. WSUS is the way to go. Yes it can work with workgroup machines. And is far more resilient than any scripting you end up with. And since the windows agent pulls updates, no logging in is required to push or copy files.

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bsarahimAuthor Commented:
Thanks.. what do you think about windows powershell? it is enabled in the server
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Still requires credentials to do something remotely... Aka "logging in."  And I chose my words carefully about WSUS being more resilient that *any* scripting. That's powershell, batch file, vbscript.  To reach something robust enough to be relied upon, you'll be calling APIs and monitoring enough data that... While technically possible in a script... Will be so much code that most people wouldn't consider it a script... But a reinvention of WSUS that just happens to be written in a "scripting"  language.
Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead Network EngineerCommented:
"Without logging in"

So: if you mean logging in locally on the system manually then, yes this can be done.

If evwry system has the same admin username and password then you are able to manipute tham using the remote computer through CMD/PS

The scenario is as follows:

You set up scheduled tasks to run a cmd file.

That CMD file checks the main server for a staged update cmd file you update as needed.  If found it copies the batch and patches locally and executes the cmd script from that action.

Then your installation script will run on the server.


You from your server schedule a one-time task on all of ths other servers to run a cmd script tjat copies the files over and executes them

That scheduled task can be set up beforehand and called by the script instead of creating the task at each script run.

Those are the basic methods for achieving your goal, beyond that is just a matter of details and effort to enact them.
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