A batch file is the name given to a type of script file, a text file containing a series of commands to be executed by the command interpreter under MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.

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Adding File Server to Trusted Sites through REG ADD Command

I'm trying to add a trusted site to a group of Win 7 computers that need to run batch files without security prompts. Adding the file server to trusted sites allows them to run. I don't want to ...
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logoff sessions except console

There is an application in a multi-user environment that can only be open in one session on a workstation. The users move around frequently from PC to PC, leaving the application open, and the ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Auto login in Windows Server 2012

I have a server which I connect to with remote desktop connection. I have defined auto login for a particular user. I also have scheduled a batch script to run after logon for that user. However, ...
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How do I set variables in bat file and pass them to php variables? [closed]

I am working on a script in Windows to get system information , I want to store the result of each command in a bat variable, then pass them to php variables. Here the script that I tried: for /f ...
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environment variable clientname scope on terminal server

I have a script that needs the CLIENTNAME environment variable, it runs on a terminal server. I have a batch file for testing that contains: set CLIENTNAME; pause If I RDP as an admin: If I open a ...
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From command prompt store a “!” from a file name in a varible

I have a set of files in a folder with names like test! - 01.avi. I want to make a new folder for each file with the same name and then move the file into that folder. I have everything but how to ...
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top batch to dump CPU usage for all CPUs

I am looking for a command that I can run in a batch mode and report back to a monitoring server. I'd like a CPU usage across all CPUs (the equivalent of running top in interactive mode and then ...
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How to see what last batch was run on windows

Is there a way to see what was the last batch (something.bat) run on windows? I was in a folder which contains lots of batches, as I was opening them one by one by right clicking and selecting ...
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Why does scripting with appcmd behave differently than using IIS GUI?

I've scratched my head raw on this. Please help me stop the scratching. We have a manual workaround for a site problem we're experiencing. The workaround always works when we do the steps ...
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icacls variables in batch file

I'm moving users to a new domain, file server and user name format. I'm trying to write a simple DOS batch to copy the data and set the permissions. X: is mapped to the old server and E: is the local ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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Managing power options

For various reasons, we want our clients' computers to not sleep when on AC. We have been running the following script with moderate success: powercfg /change standby-timeout-ac 0 However, the ...
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Delete files by date and character count

I have an interesting problem. I need to delete directories that are older than x days but are only numerical. We have a log folder that has log files that we need to delete but other files and ...
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Batch script to increment the text file ans also the value inside the file [closed]

I have a text file Foo.txt which contains value content0. I have to create a batch file which increment the text file like Foo1.txt, Foo2.txt.....Foo5.txt and also the values in the file content1, ...
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Bat script start a program and than restart

I need some help creating a .bat script that starts a program and when done it restarts the computer. cmd /c C:\"Program Files"\"Toolwiz Time Freeze"\ToolwizTimeFreeze.exe /usepass=password ...
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How to get value of environment variable from passed command line parameter

I have to use/reference an environment variable value which will be passed as a command line argument. Something like below set myvar=%1 echo Value of %myvar% is %%myvar%% Here in %%myvar%% I want ...
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Add new dependency to a Windows Service that already has dependencies

I want to add via Batch script a new service-dependency to an existing service with old dependencies, without deleting these dependencies. I know the command sc config ServiceA depend= ...
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Need assistance Creating special Batch file [closed]

I need help to create a batch file that will delete log files in D:/folderx on Server:\serverx This is to eliminate the manual process of cleaning up the disk to avoid a page out of low disk space. ...
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Loop in a Windows batch file

I have a problem where I need to clone one virtual machine into several machines for production. The machines have names that is assigned by variables and a rdp port is also assigned by a variable. ...
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Testing MySQL 32-bit ODBC connection via CMD

I'm going to make a batch script to do some basic troubleshooting. Among other things, I want to test 32-bit MySQL ODBC's for connectivity. This script will run locally on each workstation. There ...
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Can I permanently add to PATH in windows using batch?

Is it possible to permanently add c:/project/bin to PATH i windows using only batch?
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Rename NTFS file to eliminate multiple periods via batch

I at wits end trying to rename NTFS files that have technically legal, but problematic multiple periods in my Windows 2012 Server share Files are dropped in a share that look like this: ...
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Determine if C drive has 2 GB of free disk space

I am trying to determine if a target pc has atleast 2 GB of free space. Here is what I have so far: @echo off for /f "usebackq delims== tokens=2" %%x in (`wmic logicaldisk where "DeviceID='C:'" get ...
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Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd

I have a smb share on a Linux box set up that I can view in explorer: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share In this share is a batch file: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share\Scripts\Script.bat I can open the file in ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Powershell-Script is not exectued correctly

I have a power-shell-script which is called by a batch-file. The batch calls the script after it has set the execution policy to unrestricted. Currently the script does nothing more than writing a ...
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Disable NIC advanced properties in Windows server 2008/2012

I have some Rackspace VM's and need to disable these advanced NIC properties: Correct TCP/UDP checksum value IPv4 checksum offload Large receive offload Large send offload version 2 TCP checksum ...
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How to remove directories using wildcards by reading a file using batch?

Batch file for /f "delims=" %%f in (7profiledeletelist.txt) do rd /s /q "%%f" PAUSE exit 7profiledeletelist.txt C:\Users\1* C:\Users\2* C:\Users\3* C:\Users\4* C:\Users\5* C:\Users\6* C:\Users\7* ...
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Batch script to export info from Active Directory (name, phone numbers, location, etc) into a csv file

The secretary at my work uses a spreadsheet that lists names, phone numbers, and locations of employees to look up info if someone asks. All this info is located in AD, but the problem is that we are ...
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Program does not run properly as Scheduled Task

Situation I have a batch script that prepares some files, executes a program (.exe) and then deletes said files. This task should run hourly, so I'm trying to configure this using Scheduled Tasks. ...
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get files from a shared folder with password from a anohter computer with batch file

I'm using a .bat file to get some files from a shared folder on another computer in the same network. My challenge is that the shared folder is password protected. Is there a way to write username and ...
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Windows - How to redirect all console output to text file? The console program is called by another software that I can't control

It is a pretty complicated issue (at least for me). GUI software at a given moment, calls console software, which outputs something to console and quits. I'd like to save those results to a text ...
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Best Practices for User folder permissions [closed]

The following is my bat file. Is there a way I can substitute First.Last with usernames from a CSV file? My boss doesn't want to do all the users at once. He's afraid that something may happen so he's ...
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I am unable to set the owner of a folder back to the user from my bat file

The following bat file is being used to fix permissions for Users in our organization. Everything works perfectly until we try to set the owner back to the user. takeown /F F:\Users\First.Last /R ...
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del *.txt removes also file.txt_backup

Imagine that we have directory c:\test with following files: first.txt second.doc third.txt fourth.txt_bak I want to remove only txt files, but leave doc and txtwhatever untouched. When I run ...
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Batch rename directories with regex via command line on Linux

I have a folder on the server that contains directories that are created daily and are named by date, like so: 07-06-14 08-06-14 09-06-14 etc. At some point I decided that a preferred naming would ...
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if exist !SOMEPATH! not working in batch file

I have a batch script in which i am using multiple if exist statement, the problem is all statements are working except one . Following variables are set SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION SET ...
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simple script to backup PostgreSQL database

Hello I write simple batch script to backup postgeSQL databases, but I find one strange problem whether the pg_dump command can specify a password? There is batch script: REM script to backup ...
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Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
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Error: “Parameter is incorrect” when opening 0b bat/cmd

Having sort of issue that is more likely annoying when need to create short batch script (though it's not scripting issue). I want to right-click on desktop and create new text file. Rename it and ...
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Running multiple instances of a Batch file in windows simultaneously?

I have a windows batch file that is invoked by windows scheduler. When I try to have multiple windows scheduler tasks trying to run the batch file simultaneously, the batch file is locked by the first ...
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How to script vpncmd to batch command connect/disconnect?

Here is my connect.bat -----BEGIN------ vpncmd localhost /client accountconnect myConnectionName -----END------ After executing connect.bat, here is the screen result: Connected to VPN Client ...
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How to use a freshly installed environment variable in Windows

When I set an environment variable through the setx command in Windows 7, the variable is correctly set but if I type in set, it list the environment variables that were set at the script start up, ...
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Make windows all in capitals for specific application

Is there a method where I can set windows transparently to caps preferrably when a specific application is run. For bonus points, I should be able to revert back to normal (non capslock mode) when ...
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Change Chrome homepage for multiple PC's

In our business we have about 300 PC's. What I want to achieve is to change the homepage on all browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox). The problem is that I can't find any way to set/change the homepage ...
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Space in batch commands (del and taskkill) [closed]

I have a problem using del and taskkill. del D:\New Folder.exe I tried changing the code to this: del D:\"New Folder.exe" That didn't work So I tried this: del "D:\New Folder.exe" Still not ...
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wevtutil requires Run As Admin for Security log (but not for System), or how to Run As Admin for Task

I'm using this query to check for certain Exchange account changes on my Windows 2008 R2 AD primary: wevtutil qe Security /q:"*[System/EventID=5136]" /f:text /rd:true /c:1 I'm making a batch file ...
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batch - File last modification time with seconds

I want to know when a file has been modified for the last time. I can get these infos using the following batch script: FOR %%i IN (myfile) DO SET modif_time=%%~ti The problem is that I need ...
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Trying to run a netsh batch with foreign characters

I am trying to run a batch file with the following content: netsh interface ip>set dns "Połączenie lokalne" source=dhcp The file is saved as ANSI. My Windows codepage is 1250, the OEM one 852. ...