2-15: Distribute Files Across Servers

Solution overview

Type of solution

Command and procedure

Features and tools

schtasks.exe, robocopy.exe, DFS-Replication, SMB (Share) permissions

Solution summary

Create a master/mirrors topology to distribute files from a single (master) source to multiple (mirror) destinations using Robocopy or DFS Replication.

Introduction

In a distributed organization, it is often necessary to distribute files to servers that are local to users. For example, you might need to copy a folder that contains drivers or applications to servers in branch offices; or you might need to distribute commonly accessed corporate documents to multiple servers. In such scenarios, organizations often desire a single-source model, where changes ...

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