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    Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    For some unknown reason 2 files have gone missing from every computer, I have a backup and wish to copy these files back accross the network to every computer, but doing it one by one would take a while. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can achieve this?

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    You have a number of options.

    GPO startup script
    Ad hoc script from user account and machine with access to admin shares on target machines.

    I think also the pssexec program from SysInternals PSTools has a copy function.

    If you're reall geek you could make custom MSI just to dump the files or run a script to copy them

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    Yep I usually either add to the logon script, or create a script that will copy the files to all workstations remotely.

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    Another way is to bundle them into an MSI script and deploy via a GPO linked to the Domain.

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    I have used the vb script method to do this before.

    Lert me know if you want a copy of the script.

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    BTW: Have you worked out why this has happened because I had a similar problem.

    One day, various random files disappeared from the server - including excel.exe. Thinking a virus I checked that we had the most up-to-date definitions and the Mcafee website - nothing. In the end, mcafee had eaten my system: it had flagged up a false positives on a virus and had quarantined them. Luckly they fixed it before the workstations had their update. In the depths of the mcafee website they had a little tool to restore the files - but they wern't advertising it!

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    I have NetSupport Manager. I'd just use that as I'm to lazy to script if I've already got another tool to t0 do the job.

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    Re: Copy 2 files to every computer on the network

    The files that disappeared from the computers were for a program called remote administrator, which is great for watching kids screens. I think what has happened is my AV software thinks it's a Trojan and has removed them.

    After telling sophos not to scan the afected files everything goes back to normal.

    Got it sorted in the end using a bat file by listing all PC's in excel and autofilling the formula, then copy and paste and away we go.

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