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Searching for good Windows user group

Raynald Boucher
Super Advisor

Searching for good Windows user group

Hello all,

I would like to schedule a job to run on all of our LAN workstations (20).
How can I do this without going to each machine and repeating the same steps which quite time consuming besides forcing users to logoff etc etc.

Does anybody know the solution?
or of a quality web site (similar to the itrc) on which I could resgister to obtain the answers or insights to this and other Windows admin questions?

Thanks.
Rayb.
3 REPLIES
Ganesh Babu
Honored Contributor

Re: Searching for good Windows user group

The best way i could think of is..
(Assuming u r in the administrator group of all the machines)

i) Create the schedule task that u want to do it to the otehr machine in your machine.
ii) Now copy the schedule and paste to your c:\ or d:\
iii) This will copy a file called *.job
iv)Now Click Start -> Run then give
\\
v) If u r in the administrator group of that machine u will see the schedule task folder
vi) double click open the folder and past the task.. that is it..
vii) u can do it for each machine..

Ganesh
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Searching for good Windows user group

If your Users have a login script defined in their account profile, you can have the script run the AT command to schedule a job for later.

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Searching for good Windows user group

You didn't state what OS you're running (or what your workstations are running), but if it's 2000 or 2003 then you can make a change to the default group policy to have a startup or shutdown script run. You would wind up doing the same thing (run a script that has the AT command schedule a job for later), but it's defined ONCE for the entire domain, rather than at a User level.

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda