batch files are simple text files executed in a command to achieve a particular task or a set of tasks

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Windows Task Scheduler cannot access EFS encrypted folder despite running as a user with access

I have a batch file set to run via Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. The batch file is being used to rotate and compress MySQL logs, and the folder containing these logs is encrypted using ...
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Prevent Accidental Execution of Windows .BAT File on Workstation?

I have a .BAT file with a robocopy line in it. The .BAT file resides on a network server directory. I use a client/monitor application on my workstation to send out a run command to several headless ...
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Batch script - How to release a locked file for batch 'copy'

A daily windows scheduled task triggers a batch script which moves program files to a folder on a server, using a simple copy routine. rem deploy programfiles copy dailybuild\*.dll ...
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“-STA -WindowStyle Hidden” Option not working with citrix

i have a powershell application published to citrix. It simple executes a remote batch file Initiator.Bat which then executes apowershell script with following command, Powershell ...
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install software with logon.bat script

On an SBS2011 server I can see in AD that users have logon.bat in the Log In Scripts field of their profiles, but when I search the hard drive of the server I can't find logon.bat. Firstly, I assume ...
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How would you run an application off a network share so you can update application?

We have an internal desktop application which we have deployed to a network share. In that directory are subdirectories for each version, ie, z:\Apps\ApplicationX\1.0 z:\Apps\ApplicationX\2.0 ...
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Windows Login straight to Terminal Server

Essentially I'm looking for some way via batch (or potentially powershell, but win XP machines so ideally batch) to open up a RDP connection to a LAN based Terminal Server upon a user logging into a ...
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Command only working when put directly in command prompt, not in batch file

On my SBS 2011 I have a batch file called wakeup-nas.bat, with the following contents: wol.exe 5475e0d59ffa wol.exe is an executable for sending wake on lan packets. It is in the same directory as ...
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Port IE Bookmarks to Chrome [closed]

I want to be able to automate the transfer of existing Internet Explorer bookmarks to Google Chrome. We're rolling out Chrome to several users, but we want them to have their old bookmarks from IE ...
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assign batch jobs with one processor for each

I have four bat files and a four core machine. Is it possible to assign each run to each core i.e. 1 job for 1 core. Is there any way to control this with commands?
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Test Multiple Server for login (WIndows 2008)

I currently run a PING sanity check test (batch file with result file) on over 80 servers in 4 environment. But, even if we "ping" ok 100% of the servers, it doesn't mean that the machine are working ...
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Backing up database fully from remote server, and restoring to another remote server

I currently have three copies of my website (Live, Staging, and Development), with the database for each on three separate servers. More often not, a bug will appear that requires an up-to-date ...
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.bat file - Nagios v3.2 service check and start if stopped

I'm just barely getting into programming so I do apologize for my ignorance. I'm trying to create a .bat file that will check if a service is running on XP Pro. If service is running it will exit 0. ...
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Batch File to Loop Through Folders and Process If Specific File Found

I have a large number of websites running the same CMS that I want to update as a batch. As the update process just requires copying the updated files into the folder of the given sites, a batch ...
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Script to copy down portions of a roaming profile [closed]

I'm currently working on migrating users to Windows 7 from XP. We use roaming profiles. Xp creates a folder named "Profile", while Windows creates "Profile.V2". Theses folders are independent of each ...
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How to escalate to administrative token in Windows 7 using only CMD.exe [duplicate]

If I am not able to right click on CMD and run as administrator, or CTRL + Shift + Enter to run CMD, but I am using an administrative user account in a non-admin shell (CMD.exe); How in the world do I ...
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How can I reset settings for Internet Explorer using a script?

I'm looking to reset Internet Explorer back to factory defaults using a batch file. I'd also like to delete: all Downloads, History, Cookies and Cache, plus anything else in a user's IE profile.
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Running scheduled task in current profile with another user

I have a doubt about Windows scheduler: I created a domain user (backupuser) appositely to launch a batch file that starts the backup. The problem is that the batch is launched in the "backupuser" ...
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Display only the last line of a windows command line executable

I'm trying to write a batch script that manages simple software deployments. One of the steps in the script compresses a file structure into a 7zip archive. During the compression process, the z7ip ...
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Record more events with procmon [closed]

'Process Monitor' has a max history depth of 199 million events. I need to record about 10 times this. I don't mind if the data is split, e.g. a new data set for every hour. Anyone know how to do it? ...
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Can't run batch files from server, Users do not have permission to access file

We're trying to run some logon / logoff scripts on server 2008r2 domain controller. The script is located in the default group policy logoff directory ...
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Enable Recovery console from a batch

I want to enable the Recovery Console on a lot of Windows 2003 servers. I want to automate this so I don't have to manually do it on hundreds of servers. The recovery console install process seems ...
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Netsh batch file

Is there way to join win7 to server 2008 by using netsh batch file ? I can change The IP , GateWay , Subnet Mask by bat file but How can I join domain
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Is MSIZAP still useful, or is it obsolete?

I update flash using MSI files installed by group policy. However, with every update, about a third of the workstations fail to update (Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64-bit editions). In the event ...
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Windows batch find folder if statement

Assume a file system with the following format Folder A --->Folder 1 --->Folder 2 --->Folder 3 etc.. Folder B --->Folder 4 --->Folder 2 --->Folder 3 Folder C --->Folder 1 --->Folder 2 --->Folder 3 ...
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Batch - how to copy file by minimum size and date modification?

I have this simple batch script which copies the newest file in some dir to another place. I want this script to also ignore all files (in the DIR command section) under 1GB of size. FOR /F ...
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Elevate batch file via UAC

I have found the following routine which is supposed to allow a batch file to issue a UAC prompt and elevate itself to admin. Problem is on Server 2012 it doesn't seem to work for me. According to ...
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Clearing temp files - Batch file pattern matching for *.tmp also includes *.tmpll

A file match for *.tmp also returns various *.tmpll files, is there anyway to restrict it to *.tmp files only? dir C:\*.tmp /s Also lists a load of *.tmpll files as well. Reason for doing this is ...
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How to create a shortcut to a file on Fileshare and hide the path from user

we are sharing a certain powershell script to our remote users; the powershell script wuill be hosted on the file share and the link(shortcut) to the bat file(which executed the powershell script) ...
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Pentaho Windows Batch file not running when executed on Windows Server 2008

I'm running a Pentaho Kettle Kitchen batch scripts on Windows Server 2008. When I launch the batch file, the Windows Command prompt pops up and then disappears. I've changed all files in the folders ...
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7zip logging & left-over .tmp files

I have a batch file that runs nightly to compress some PST's, it uses 7zip & generally is pretty successful. However it tends to create left-over .tmp files (9 over 2 days), I want to delete ...
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RoboCopy A File From The Web?

Is it possible to download a file from the web using RoboCopy? What would the syntax for that be? Here's what I'm trying: RoboCopy "http://www.google.com/" "C:\some_folder\" "index.html" /L /V /E ...
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Registry Export Using Script Run from CD Fails - Access Denied

I've written some scripts and .bat files to configure XP machines and I have created a CD with all these scripts on and execute them through a single setup.bat file which is also on the CD. One of ...
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Robocopy Copy “For Loop”

I'm trying to create a simple script that will robocopy several folders using the command below. When one folder is done copying, it moves on to the next. Does anyone have a batch/powershell for loop ...
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Unattended Uninstall of IIS 7.0

I know there are scripts available on the Microsoft website to have an unattended installation of IIS, but I was wondering if there is anyone who can help me out with a script to have an unattended ...
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How can I hide ms-dos window when running a .bat file?

I am running a .bat file for my script (Scheduled Tak (CronJob)) per minute. When it run, seems ms-dos window short period of time. My batch code like this; @ECHO OFF C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.4.3\php.exe ...
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How do you log the output of startup.bat from a GPO?

I'm trying to write some .bat files for GPO. I would like a way to see the output of the script to help debug problems. For the life of me I can't get it to log anything. I have tried the ...
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Joining an Active Directory domain using netdom

I have a simple script to join an AD domain and rename the computer. When I execute these commands directly on the CLI, it works fine. When I execute the same via batch file, I get an error saying ...
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How to use date functions for linux batch specile?

First, I wasn't sure if belonged to StackOverflow or here, but figure this would be more applicable to server administration. We have a .tar backup file going to an offsite backup server each day as ...
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Batch file installing executable only gives SYSTEM permissions

So, I have a couple of batch files that install some executables and they work, but when the executables setup shortcuts on the desktop only SYSTEM has access to them. Is there a way I can prevent ...
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Setup.exe called from a batch file crashes with error 0x0000006

We're going to be installing some new software on pretty much all of our computers and I'm trying to setup a GPO to do it. We're running a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller and all of our ...
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Batch rename removing second letter in filename

I have about 300 .pst files that I have exported from Exchange 2010. Eventually, I'm going to import them into another Exchange/AD environment. In the original environment, the user names are as ...
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Scheduled task fails, but runs fine when triggered manually

We have a 2008 R2 server with a scheduled task that runs a .bat file which executes a call to a Java app. The task triggers just fine, but stops executing anything after it creates the log file. ...
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Windows Batch folder size

I need a command (like "dir") that lists all directories with their size. I need just a 1 level deepness but with the total size of a directory. For example >dirsize c:/mainfolder subfolder1 ...
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How to sleep in a batch file?

How to pause execution for a while in a Windows batch file between a command and the next one?
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Run exe on computer in network through batch file

I have few computers connected to the network and I want to create batch files to automatize the process of working with them. I have already created one used to shutdown computers at once. It is very ...
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Is it safe to write batch files with Unix line endings?

I think I ran across a bug in a batch file because it was written with unix line endings. Is this a known problem with cmd.exe running batch files in windows?
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Detecting a registry key with a space in the path from the CLI (or .bat file)?

I've run into a problem in which my experience (and Google-fu) have let me down. Basically, I need to push out KB968730 to a couple hundred clients or so. Naturally, would like to check for the ...
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Backup with Mercurial and Robocopy?

The Problem We would like to backup our critical files from several network shares to a removable hard drive. We want to automate the backup so we don't have to remember to run it. It needs to ...
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excecute batch command over MSI Package

I have a huge network of PCs that are all in a same domain (active directory). I want to enable WMI service and relative port, then set the domain's administrator credentials to WMI credentials over ...