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Run Programs Unattended on Networked Computers


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#1 Bwalsh

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:52 AM

Hi All,

 

Im a tech that is pretty new to the administration side of a whole network. I know what programs i want to run, and when i want to run them. But i am really looking for a way to run them on all of the computers in my network at the same time and unattended. I looked a bit into it but it seemed like without knowing what direction to take, the only option was psexec. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good way to do this? We are running Win 7 desktops on our network just in case. 

 

Any bit of help would be much appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Bwalsh



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 11:15 AM

Are you running Active Directory?  If so you would use group policy.

 

If its a peer to peer network than a bit more manual labor is involved.  What is it you want to run?



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 11:42 AM

We have an AD set up. So thats not a problem. I want to run ccleaner, and virus sweeps from our mcafee. Im sure ill expand my list for that later, but this was my main goal. 



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

You should have a firewall like a Sonicwall with spam and av filters/subscriptions are the best way to stop these.  Always best to block at the front door than fight in your living room.

 

I can't advise you concerning McAfee since this maybe a standalone product.  You can't legally run a single product like McAfee on multiple business machines unless you have the business licenses. Corporate AV has its own server and allows you to control updates and scans via that server.

 

http://www.shopmcafee.com/store/mfesmb/en_US/DisplayHomePage?CID=MFE-BHP005

 

I am not aware of any licensing issues with ccleaner so you could script it and then push those scripts out via GPO to run.

 

Perhaps this will help

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/363519-run-script-via-gpo


Edited by Wand3r3r, 18 September 2014 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:09 PM

I believe that will definitely help me out! My boss didnt tell me before but we already have mcafee run once a week apparently through our corporate account. So thats settled. But thank you very much!



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:24 PM

Glad to help and best of luck.






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