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By snide3 ·
I have a network of approx. 120 workstations. It seems that my users dl files of adult nature. What I want to be able to do is search all workstation HD in one search event. Just like I would search for .mpg, .avi, .jpg, etc.. in the Users folderon my BDC with my find files and folders application. Does NT4 have this capability without mapping all the HD or is there software that can do this for me.

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by Trackhappy In reply to Finding files on workstat ...

Nothing I know of can do exactly what you want. The only thing I can suggest is a macro of some kind that pulls computer names one at a time from a list and maps to the c$, does the search, outputs the result to a file and carries on to pull the next computer name. Of course you would have to create the computer name list, and the computers would have to be on.
One other thought, a w/s backup program of some kind set to backup only the suggested files and produce a printed report for you.
Onesmall note: CA's InoculateIT AV on a workstation can stop users from opening files of a certain type on the workstation.

Best of luck.

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by RSP In reply to Finding files on workstat ...

Try this commandline - it produces a list of all machines on the network and scans their C: drive for *.mpg. You can alter it for other extensions. It reports all to a file (filelist.txt), which you could then use in some form of viewer.

It's allon one line. It'll take a while though :) It pings each machine to see if it's alive. If not, there's no point trying to produce a listing!

for /f "tokens=1 delims=\ " %i in ('net view^|find "\\"') do @ping -n 1 -w 50 %i|find "Reply">nul && (dir \\%i\c$\*.mpg /b/s>>filelist.txt)

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by Mozster In reply to Finding files on workstat ...

We use a application called Lanboss (www.lanboss.com) which runs on all the workstations and reports back to the NT server.
You can use it for hardware and software audits and get it to run scans looking for certain file types over all the workstations on your network.
I think Intel Landesk would do this for you as well but its a lot more expensive.

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