I have 10 computers at work all of which have Windows XP (either 32- or 64-bit). Each installation is a separate one and not server-based. I work on different sets of code and to run jobs I have set up batch scripts for each which can take command line arguments.
Now to run any job, I login on the remote computer (via Remote Desktop) and execute it on the command line. I have no way to queue another process since if I overload the processors (i.e. jobs > processors) the run-time on each job takes a huge hit. The Remote Desktop approach is proving to be a huge bottleneck since that means the computers are sitting idle unless I login to check the progress etc. (which can be for long if, for example, I am working on some code development).
Can you suggest any software which will help me in this system? I have tried "psexec" but it does not work properly in the interactive mode. PlatformLSF is very very expensive. The only other software I think may meet my needs is Visualcron (plus its inexpensive) but not so sure about it. Any thoughts on Visualcron?
I posted the same on superuser.com and was suggested that this might be a better platform to ask this question. Also, I am not familiar with VBScript but am not averse to learning that but in the immediate future may be a software (free or otherwise) might best serve my needs.