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Copy a file to a target computer using Remote Command

If you want to copy a file (or files) to target computers you do have the option of using the Remote Command feature. 

Here is an example where I use Remote Command to copy a shortcut to the All Users (or Public) desktop of a target machine. 

In this case I simply had the shortcut file, java.lnk, available on a file share. 

This first example shows a Remote Command performed on two computers, TimTimmy and Trixie.

RemoteCommand-Shortcut.png

 

Incidentally, if you try this command against a Windows XP target it will fail since the %PUBLIC% variable isn't set. To copy files to the All Users desktop on XP I used the %AllUsersProfile%. (see below)

 

RemoteCommand-ShortcutXP.png

 

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    Shane this has provided me with a solution to a longtime issue pushing shortcuts to desktops - thanks so much!  Is there a way to copy a folder to a desktop, too?  I just want to make a new empty folder called "scans" on the desktop of each computer, for example.

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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289483

    That should get you started. :)

     

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