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    What's wrong with this boot script?

    Hi,
    We are running through are numerous tidy up jobs after changing our whole domain and workstation setup.
    I am having a real struggle trying to do the simplest of task, I think because there are so many of them!

    I am trying to create a boot script that will copy files from \\Dc1\netlogon\_INF\SMTRAN\_ALL to c:\windows\start

    this is to add any extra shortcuts to our users menu as an when they crop up.

    However when my script runs - COPY "\\DC1\NETLOGON\_INF\SMTRAN\_All" "C:\WINDOWS\START\"

    I get an error the system cannot find the file specified.

    Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks

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    I could be wrong but i think batch files do not like to copy from UNC paths, when i used them in the XP days i mapped a network drive to the share first then did a net use * /delete at the end to disconnect the network drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    I could be wrong but i think batch files do not like to copy from UNC paths, when i used them in the XP days i mapped a network drive to the share first then did a net use * /delete at the end to disconnect the network drive.
    Most likely the safest method but did find this using pushd and popd :

    Simplify UNC usage in command line batch files | Remote Administration For Windows

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    try xcopy or robocopy they both accept UNC.

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    What OS are you on?

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    I'm using Windows 7 with server 2008 R2. Thanks
    for all the replies so far!

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    try this

    robocopy "\\DC1\NETLOGON\_INF\SMTRAN\_All" "C:\WINDOWS\START" /mir

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    As always FN, I bow down to your amazingness!

    That worked!

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    Although I may have to take back some of the praise as that currently takes anything that is in the folder and removes it! I assume the /MIR switch at the end is to blame!

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    would a vbs script do the job, something like;

    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    fso.CopyFile "\\UNC_Path\File", "Dest_File",TRUE

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    Quote Originally Posted by kism3t View Post
    would a vbs script do the job, something like;

    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    fso.CopyFile "\\UNC_Path\File", "Dest_File",TRUE
    Would WMI work --> one of the copy methods as per this link :

    Scripting Files and Folders using VBScript

    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1143068
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 6th September 2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Shortcuts, as in desktop short cuts to programs and network locations etc?

    If you're using 2008 R2 and W7, why not look at the User Windows Preferences and set the short cuts from within GPO .. works here for me and you can target them to different users if you need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    Although I may have to take back some of the praise as that currently takes anything that is in the folder and removes it! I assume the /MIR switch at the end is to blame!
    do you mean in the destination folder? /mir will make it a exact replica of the source. You can change it if you want a merge. If you want to merge use this code

    robocopy "\\DC1\NETLOGON\_INF\SMTRAN\_All" "C:\WINDOWS\START" /copy:d

    Personally i wouldnt over complicate it with a VBS script.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 6th September 2012 at 05:01 PM.

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    I'll stick to robocopy thanks. Did the job with a /S switch.

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    Can I just thank all the guys who replied to this thread. Having a bad time at the moment here as there are loads of little niggles with our new system that are keeping us very busy. It's great to know that people out there are willing to help us without expecting anything in return!

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