Use server to execute remote procedures on other workstations in the organization

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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I have a few batch programs I have written for my organization. They are very useful and have been deployed on only a few machines. We have decided we want to make these batch programs available to all workstations. I would like the batch programs to reside on the servers. When initiated, I would like the workstations chosen to perform a task. For example, a scheduled task starts on the server, initiating my batch program. Then, (through some method I am unsure of, and would like some help with) workstations A-N run "Disk Cleanup". Is there any way to do this? Here's some additional info: Windows Servers (2003, 2008, Exchange) Local Workstations (XP Professional (Majority), Vista Business(Few)) Again the question: I have batch programs on servers that need to execute commands on other workstations on the network, how do I go about doing this? Thanks for you help in advance, Schmidtw

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Im the past I loved the PSEXEC tool that allows you performing tasks on remote workstations by having correct credentials

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I do not want to execute programs remotely. I am not willing to take the time to install the files on every machine so I can use a server to call the program to run locally. I want the server to dispatch the commands, so that each remote machine will execute a program on the server like PSSHUTDOWN.

-Schmidtw

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Perhaps I should reiterate:

The server contains the task and the programs. The server tells which workstations excute the programs located on the server. I do NOT want to install the programs on the local machines.

-Schmidtw

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