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Windows 7: Sharing a single batch file for all home group Computers..

05 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sharing a single batch file for all home group Computers..


Here is my question. I have several computers on a home group. All the computer have program X on them. I need to run a batch file to start the program with some arguments that need to be changed often. I would like to have the computers all run the same batch file from shared location to execute the batch file. This way I only have to modify the one batch file for all the computer. I tired linking a shortcut but it will not work correctly. Can someone help me out?

thanks you

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06 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

Without knowing the contents of the batch file the easiest solution would be to create a batch file on each machine (with shortcut to the local batch so users won't meddle with the batch file contents) that copies the remote batch and runs it.

@echo off
REM copy batch from server for latest params
copy x:\remotebatch.cmd newlocalbatch.cmd
REM 5 second delay for file to copy
ping -n 1 -w 5000 > nul
REM run it
Edit: You may want to add some error handling etc..
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