Is it possible to copy a file from one location to another location on the same server without the file traveling from the server to the workstation and then back to the server. The scenario is the Microsoft Windows vista Peer to Peer network.
Obviously, if you are actually logged in and issuing a copy command on the server itself, the copy operation doesn't involve any workstations. ☺ But you seem to be asking about instigating a copy command from a workstation, that copies within a single fileserver and where the whole copy operation is executed by the server itself (subject to the normal access permissions and so forth).
LAN Manager, LAN Server, and CIFS
There is no way, now, to do this. There used to be, in the SMB protocol, a command for performing server-side copies, where none of the copied data need travel across the LAN. It was
It was only ever exercised by workstations running OS/2. OS/2 applications have a
There's been no real capability for exercising
There is a way to do this. There is a whole file copy transaction in the Netware protocol, and the Netware network redirector for OS/2 was clever like the LAN Server network redirector. So again, OS/2 workstations would exercise this automatically, as applications called
As with SMB/CIFS, there was no real way to plumb the Netware mechanism into MS-DOS proper for use by applications in general. However, there are Netware-specific extensions to the MS-DOS API. The Netware Client for MS-DOS thus came with an
I assume you are using a
If this doesn't solve your problem, please give more details.
I don't think windows will let you do this. It would involve you invoking the command on the remote server which you might not have the authority to do. In the past for these situations I've generally terminal serviced into the server and done the copy from there.