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    Script to copy folder and contents at startup

    Been presented with yet another woderful educational software package to install, should be ok as it's compatible with W98

    I've written a script to install it silently, but the program needs a folder and it's contents copied to the client pc.

    My script makes a folder, installs the software, but copies the folder and not the contents. It's a batch file, simple xcopy with /s /e /d, works when I run it manually but not at startup. The paths must be right as the folder is copied but not the contents.

    Any ideas where I might be going wrong?

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    Robocopy will be better. It will create all the required folders for you and copy all the contents of the source. I have found xcopy to be hit and miss at times. Does your server share have permissions do domain computers can see the contents?

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    robocopy "\\soruceserver\share" "C:\destination-folder" /MIR
    What client OS are you running?
    Last edited by FN-GM; 20th March 2012 at 06:47 PM.

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    Windows 7 and xp, I'll try robocopy, is it on server 2008 r2 or do I need to install it?

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    The server wouldnt matter.

    Its built into Windows 7 but not XP. You can extract a copy of robocopy.exe from the Windows XP Support tools. You can just stick robocopy.exe in a shared drive.

    On your source share does the computer group "domain computers" have read rights?

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    Yes, it's the software drive.

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    ok no worries. Give robocopy a shot.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 20th March 2012 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Typo Corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    ok no worries. Give robocopy a shit.
    autocorrect fail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    autocorrect fail?
    Oops Typo i meant to put shot

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    @chrbb how did you get on?

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    Right - checked my switches and I'd changed /s for something else. Put /s back on works like a dream.

    Decided not to install at startup though, as the software has eight parts to it each needing a folder copying. So have written a script to do all the copying and installing, but am going to do it manually on each teacher laptop as I also have 2 other new programs to install, one of which needs the usb device plugged in whilst the software installs TBF though it does mean that I get to give staff laptops the once over!

    Nice little job whilst running the creche in the IT suite during parent's evening next week.

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