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Here's the scenario:

I have a bunch of PC's all either Win2K or XP sitting on a particular subnet. However they are not alone on the subnet, it also contains a few other network devices even a few PC's that I specifically DO NOT want to perform actions on. Fortunately, all of the PC's I desire to address follow a unique naming convention IE (DW25, DW104, DW152, etc.)

I want each of my target PCs to execute a file located at "\\server\share\executable.exe"

I think I have a grip on the remote execution side of it (psexec from sysinternals) but I'm looking for ideas on the subnet scanning / identifying my target pcs side. Or perhaps you have a better method entirely... either way, the help is appreciated.

Oh, if your wondering why I didnt go with a login script in an active directory group policy.... I tried it, but ran into issues with the program running twice per login. Which caused other issues... blah blah blah.

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for $i = 1 to 152 ; or whatever topend you want

if ping DW & $i then run(psexec DW & $i.....



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$pc_names = _RetrieveComputersLdap(@LogonDomain, "DW")
If IsArray($pc_names) Then
   For $x = 1 To $pc_names[0]
      MsgBox(0, "test", $pc_names[$x])

Func _RetrieveComputersLdap($Domain, $filter)
   Local $ObjDomain = ObjGet("WinNT://" & $Domain)
   Local $pc_name, $pcs
   For $Object In $ObjDomain
      $ip_address = ""
      If $Object.class = "Computer" Then
         $pc_name = $Object.Name
         $inFilter = 0
         If StringUpper(StringMid($pc_name, 1, StringLen($filter))) = StringUpper($filter) Then
            If Not IsArray($pcs) Then
               Dim $pcs[1]
            ReDim $pcs[UBound($pcs) + 1]
            $pcs[0] = UBound($pcs)
            $pcs[UBound($pcs) - 1] = $pc_name
   Return $pcs
EndFunc  ;==>_RetrieveComputersLdap

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