As part of my job I have to copy files onto many machines on my network individually. I would like to create a program of my own to copy the files over. I could do the copying of files no problem. What I need to do is figure out how to tell if a machine is switched on or not, when I have a list of machines switched on I could switch on the ones that are off, then allow the program to copy all the necessary files across.
What is the easiest way using C++ to get a list of all the machines on the network ???
The machines are all windows 2k and I am using Borland C++ builder 5.
I don't want administrative tools that can do the job for me I want to create my own tool tailored to my duties. That way I can add all the features I need and not have tons of useless options.