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I want to copying a specific shortcut that is on my computer to multiple Computers on our network.


Source Shortcut

\\"SourceComp\c$\Documents and Settings\Source.User\Desktop\"Shortcut"

Destination

\\"CompName"\c$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\"Shortcut"

So if I want to copy Source Shortcut to Destination, What will I need to use mainly? ( can I get a little help with the code structure? I'm extremely amature .

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Xer0

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If you have a true network (not a workgroup) setup you can use a domian controller to do this. Assuming you have windows server 2000/2003/2008 you can add a logincript to the policy and have a vbscript (or PowerShell now) copy this to the machines.

That way, whenever anyone logs on to the network (new machine or not) they receive the file.

iF you dont' have a network server or if that's too complicated for you - you can use powershell or windows script host (WSH) via vbscript or jscript (go vbscript) to the desktops. Your user will need the appropriate newtork permissions to do so however...

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or... you can use this option...

www.alintex.com

and use .NET to perform the code. THis requires the alintext script host to be intalled on your computer however...

I would actually go this route, although it is not the traditional route. It may be an easier path/codign experience that using old school WSH with VBScript. IMO.

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Yeah, It's a Domain Network and yeah, I looked into trying to do this via "Group Policy Management" and I couldn't get it working right. I have used PowerShell a little bit. I'll look further into that. I am learning C# though and have done a few things with it - never anything that deals with moving files though.

Thanks,
Xer0

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File operations in C# are trivial and super easy to code!!!

I would totally recommend that option if this is a one-time type of thing.

Ya, GPO and login scripts have a sort of quirky/fussy setup. Back in the days of my sys-admin/developer/tech-support role I had to do this. It took some fussing around, but got it to eventually work. I found that maintaining a vbscript file to be a pain compared to writing .net code.

YOu can also use a .net exe to run at bootup/startup for computers on your domain... this can then handle adding icons and what not to your workstations. You could also technically build a MSI setup package that will do this as well.

There are many different ways to do this... again, .net (C#) is my preferred method. Post back if you have any specific questions about file operations in C#.

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was there any pre made code or program that could do this i have very little experience with logon scripts and vbscript and the such so any help in that regard would be of help to me

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Easiest way is to have a hidden share, and for the file to be copied as part of a login script

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