• It’s pretty simple actually. If your source is T:SUBDIR and destinations are,,, then something like:[code]FOR %F IN ( DO START ROBOCOPY T:SUBDIR %FSUBDIR /MIR /COPY:ALL /R:3 /W:3[code]I would also recommend testing to make sure your command is correct by using echo:

  • Backup programs can also add their own additional point of failure though if a restore has to be done through the backup program. This is why I’ve stuck with straight file copies for backups.

  • you need to import the webadministration module first
    run this command
    import-module webadministration

  • How in the world is robocopy finding corruption and correcting it? afaik robocopy doesn’t have a built-in compare function.

  • tested and confirm, this script is no longer working – you must update parts of this with updated GUID’s to get it working again

  • A lot of sites have more details on the switches, but it is also hit and miss on how well it works depending on the source and destination.

    For one backup operation I had to make a ‘fall’ and ‘spring’ set since when dst kicked in, robocopy would copy everything again and not just the changed files.

  • It might also be worth mentioning a few tricks for copying and comparison.

    For copying from one source to multiple destinations, using the ‘start’ command in a ‘for’ loop can start the copies simultaneously and allow the 100% cache hit to effectively double the copy speed since the original is basically only being read once and written twice. I’ve used this for up to 4 destinations simultaneously and it works best with similar destinations. Even when the destinations are not similar and the individual robocopy sessions become ‘off sync’ from each other, the latency of hitting the disk usually brings them back into alignment because one of the sessions has a cache hit while the other is still going to disk.

    For comparison, MS’s own windiff is a pretty good way to compare entire tree branches. However, if one needs to compare a single source to multiple destinations, winmerge does a better job since it has the ability to actually compare a single source to 2x destinations. And being a portable program that runs on the various windows platforms (just like windiff), it’s another handy tool that can check the work of a robocopy session for bit by bit accuracy.

  • It may be worth mentioning that the various Robocopy exit codes for successes and failures. 0 through 7 are all successes, 8 through 16 are failures.

  • Yes, End to end automation is possible from installation to managing in vcenter.

  • It actually does between non-NTFS file systems/nas units. There is even the /DST switch to help with the issue.

  • You have defined $DomainName as both hidden and static:

    `hidden static [string]$DomainName = “DC=District,DC=Local”`

    But when you create an instance of the class in your final example, you do:

    `$NewEmployee.OU = “OU=Internal,OU=Users,OU=HQ,” + [employee]::DomainName`

    Shouldn’t the addition of + [employee]::DomainName throw an error since it’s hidden? I’m trying to understand the hidden attribute and how it differs from common public/private method declarations in other languages.

    So, to get this straight, even though a property is hidden, it can still be used/queried from outside of the class?

  • I saw there are some workbooks on Github, by those you can prepare CSV reports for the resources which have a tag and don’t have a tag.

  • Similar to rclone?

  • While robocopy is one of the most powerful ways to sync drives, it does fail spectacularly in certain events–dst changes, file systems other than ntfs, and just missing files. It is important to check on it periodically to make sure the results are what you want them to be. Another great alternative to robocopy is its non-ms twin, xxcopy.

  • This command worked like a charm. For those of you who want to get size of multiple vhdx files, Below command will help.
    Thank you

    Get-VM | Get-SCVirtualHardDisk | select name,location,@{Name=”Size”; Expression={[math]::round($_.Maximumsize/1GB, 2)}}

  • I’m trying to achieve only the installation of excel 2013 by combining this method and deploying via intune. Do you think it’s possible?

  • Hi Jeff.

    Iam trying to set the executionpolicy to “remotesigned” throught the windows default GPO.

    these are the scopes:

    Scope ExecutionPolicy

    MachinePolicy Unrestricted
    UserPolicy RemoteSigned
    Process Undefined
    CurrentUser Undefined
    LocalMachine RemoteSigned

    But i cant find the setting for “machine policy” in the GPO?

  • There’s a mistake in the breakdown – you wrote “return those that start with “APP.””, but actually it’ll return those that contains “splunk”.

  • Hello, what about reading the existing extensions and showing their properties and status – installed or not installed?
    Thanks for the answer.

  • This is the problem with subscriptions, the power is now in Microsoft’s hands. I’m sure they employ many capable hands, which have their customers interest at heart. Unfortunately, I’m also sure they this particular groups is vastly outnumbered inside the Microsoft ranks.

    The rest of them is in this game for the money. Not a bad thing in and off itself, don’t get me wrong. But a subscription model? Currently they are showing their good side, with reasonable prices for reasonable service.

    But that won’t last, and then Microsoft has more control over your data and content than you do yourself. Call me old-fashioned all you want, but moving everything to the cloud is a tactical mistake. Well, a tactical mistake for anyone but Microsoft.

    Besides, “computing” in general only began to take flight after most tech companies let go of their “main-frame mindset” and the vendor lock-in that comes with that. And yet, nowadays so many systems/companies swallowed the tech companies BS reasons hook, line and sinker.

    As if this whole to the cloud movement isn’t anything else than the “main-frame mindset” and customers are back again on the “receiving end” of the vendor lock-in. If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Oracle’s sales department, you would already have known what to brace for when you give companies with money-lust so much control over your data. Oracle never lost their “main-frame mindset”.

    And Microsoft has an unfettered lust for money. These days they were smarter by hiring better PR than they did in their early days. But their lust for money has never wavered one inch. Seems like a lot of people/companies need to learn that lesson again…the hard way. Unfortunately.

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