transfer files to multiple pcs from a domain controller

May 14, 2012 at 10:14:25
Specs: Windows 2003 Server
I have been wanting to transfer a group of large files from a domain controller to multiple pcs (>50) at the same time with the fastest speed possible, for which I thought of transferring them through p2p (torrent) with all computers contributing to the swarm, should be the fastest method with the least load on server.

is there a better method to do this?

or is there an application that could create such p2p connections from the domain controller without the need to interact with the individual pcs (that is to choose workstations and path and start it on all at the same time)?


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#1
May 14, 2012 at 10:35:52
Just from a security point of view the idea of P2P to xfer files is pretty out there.

Most would zip the files, write a script for the xfer and unzip at the target and do this via GPO

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May 14, 2012 at 11:30:46
thank you for ur answer
but considering the process of zipping (which doesn't provide that much compression in this case) and unzipping to to be added to the process of transferring to each computer, i think i would be making it take even longer.

besides what I am talking with p2p, is p2p connection that starts internally (no internet access) with an internal tracker, and also that it works only while transferring and stops when transfer is complete.

I think a similar concept is for example multicasting images from symantec ghost server to multiple computers at the same time,
though in this case I am trying to decrease and divide the load through p2p connections, rather than use one stream for all, and it is easy to setup, its fast, and it has fail safe of hash control and resume.

I guess one way would be with a torrent client (eg utorrent) to start the p2p connection on the server (with internal tracker enabled), and have an script to copy a private torrent file on each computer and start it there, and as computers start to swarm in, the files would be transferred with the fastest speed,

I am asking because I was thinking if there is a better way which uses a similar concept (eg multicasting), or if already there is a solution that uses p2p and its made for network environment and its centrally controlled.


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#3
May 14, 2012 at 13:33:11
The point of zipping is to send one file not multiple ones at the same time. Unzip happens on the workstation not the lan so once its there on the pc you don't have it tying up the lan.

Never heard of P2P being used in any corporate environment except perhaps pirate bay.

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#4
May 14, 2012 at 14:01:27
i see your point,
in my case, there are few files with huge sizes (workfiles data that are updated daily), it wouldnt make that much of a difference,

and about p2p, that's my point, I dont care where else this protocol is used, but using it locally a in corporate environment if it means faster transfer and less load on server, why not, and why shouldn't it be a common practice,

my search was for something that does the same thing, but at the same time time is more suitable for corporate environment, that is all the process in the workstations happens in the background without any gui (ie torrent client) , and is manageable from the server,

I had great success doing it through torrent clients, but I wonder why I have difficult time finding a solution that uses such methods and its designed for server/corporate environments,
it would be a godsend for file transfers that involves multiple computers.


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#5
May 14, 2012 at 15:11:28
huge files? updated daily?

Sounds more like you should just be sending links to the users and leave the files on the server.

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