I need to add configuration changes to the server.conf file on 800+ systems. I know how to add changes to the server.conf however I'm trying to avoid fixing each box individually. Is there any automated why to do this? Thanks!
As suggested above, SCCM for windows is perfect for this kind of job.
If it is not available, use powershell script or powershell DSC scripts which can automate this stuff.
Still another solution, which I am not sure is a valid approach , try to check with your n/w admins, I guess files can be pushed using group policy as well.
I don't think there's a quick & easy fix for you I'm afraid. By default server.conf is located here:
Because it's here, it has the highest precedence and will overwrite identical config stanzas declared in a server.conf you put in any user or app directories. So that kinda rules out using a deployment server.
If you're using Linux, then you might want to consider using something like Puppet, or Chef for config file management which would make this a relatively simple task... but seeing as you're asking this questions I'm guessing you don't have it, and because you have 800+ server it will be a non-trivial task/project to undertake.
If you're using Windows, then something like SCCM will be your best bet... but once again, if you don't have it... then expect it to be a non-trivial task/project to undertake.
My advice... if it's a Linux environment you have, make friends with one of your Admins who knows a bit about scripting.