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Can you gpudate a PC through Remote Access?

Discussion in 'Software' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Ok here's the situation, this morining the AD server went down and stripped several programs including MS Office 2003, off computers which were booted this morning (420 PC's) most of the users have got back the s/w and of course the PC's started at lunch time were not effected!
    So I have been running around and doing a GPUPDATE/Force
    on them. But I have found there are some PC's that are on but in locked Offices:x

    Gutted!:(

    So ...

    Q) can you remotely access the computer to do a gpudate?
    If so how?:blink
     
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  2. Sparky
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    You sure can mate...

    GPUPdate [/target:{computer|User}] [/force]
     
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  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Sparky! I take it that's going through the Command window on my PC?

    I'll give it a go! Another question if a PC is on ip address of 128.X.X.X (IPV4 class) and a network printer is on a 10.X.X.X IP address would this stop the PC connecting to it??:blink

    A user can see the PC but it show's it's offline in the printer and faxes under windows XP. Yet it is clearly not because I can I print test page from it on my PC.
     
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    If there's a router operating between the 2 subnets then it shouldn't be a problem.

    Does the user have the correct permissions etc to use the printer?
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Yes there is hub near by but because it's an extreme switch each port can operate on a 10 IP address or 128 IP address. I have changed the user settings from power user to local administrator and checked the connections.

    But the wierd thing is if I try and ping the users PC from my laptop in location I get no response. yet the user clearer is connected to the network because email and IE work???
     
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    Is Windows firewall on mate? 8)
     
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    Yes, check File and Print sharing is enabled on the firewall.
     
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    Thats for targettting the comptuer or user policy. How do you target a specific machine?
     
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  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks for everyones input!

    Sparky, stoney - yes there is a firewall and yes it's on and yes it's also on all of the PC's that work OK with the printer!

    I managed to get around it by changing the IP address on the PC that couldn't print from the IP address 128 to an ip address that start off with 10.x.x.x

    Anyway it works. thank god!:biggrin

    And now onto the next problem..does anyone know or have used scriptx?:blink
     
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