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    Is it possible to defrag another windows workstations harddisk from my windows 2000 server without actually buying software to do this ?

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    Re: Remote Defrag

    how about psiexec from sys internals this might do it

    or alt copy a batch file to drive that starts defrag program and then run psiexec on cmd.exe and then run batch file from that remote command prompt

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    Re: Remote Defrag

    Command line to the rescue.

    defrag <drive letter> /a /v

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283080

    Be careful though. Win 2k and XP defrag commands have different switches apparently.

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    Re: Remote Defrag

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Command line to the rescue.

    defrag <drive letter> /a /v

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283080

    Be careful though. Win 2k and XP defrag commands have different switches apparently.
    I don't think that defrag.exe comes with 2000.

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    Re: Remote Defrag

    Thats true eejit, dfrgntfs and dfrgfat apparently don't work from the command line. I tried copying defrag.exe from an XP machine to a 2000 one but it wouldn't run. However I think I have this problem sorted as I have a program that I use to run defrag on NT (had forgot about it till now) which I can use from the command line, although it is a slow defrag.

    http://www.dirms.com/

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    Re: Remote Defrag

    If you look carefully, the XP (all the way back to NT i believe) defrag is written by Executive Software

    After some research i did a while back to try and counter the same problem, i found a kb article (which i cannot currently locate :grrr white states it is impossible to remotely run or schedule a defrag due to the license limitations blah blah, M$ then promptly points you to executive softwares website.

    Also have any of you noticed NTBackup was written by Veritas...

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