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

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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 ...
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Using a for loop in Microsoft cmd.exe, how can I process only the files with a certain extension?

I have a the folder c:\test\ and two files in it a.txt and b.txtv. I would like to process just the files with extension equal to .txt. If I write this commands cd c:\test for %f in (*.txt) do echo ...
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Mapping Drives for VPN using CMAK

I'm creating a connection file for VPN using microsoft CMAK. The VPN connection works but when I try to map drives it maps the drive under the Administrator account on the local machine because the ...
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Batch file to check version on mass computers

Please help me to create a batch file to run the below command (multiple computers) and the result to a text file. dtcheck "computername" /cmd="version"
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How to know drive letter from a batch file is launched?

I would like to create a DOS/Windows batch file that copy files from a source to the letter drive from which this batch is launched. So, if i run the batch file from G:\ i would like it copy from the ...
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Shortcut on client to run bat file on a server

Is it possible to place a shortcut on a client which will run a bat (or vbscript) file on a server? (as opposed to the script running on the client) It seems pretty basic, but I'm at a loss how this ...
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Running a batch script as network services on windows

On linux I know you can run files under different users pretty easily but on Windows how do you do it? Do I have to log in under that user? Can I run it with the schedule system? I need to be able to ...
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Amazon S3 - Automated Backup Using S3Sync, Windows Schedule & BAT file

I am trying to build an automated background backup program to backup my entire website and its heavy photo folders, using Amazon's cloud storage service, S3. I am using S3Sync from S3Tools and have ...
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Script to delete Shortcut on each user's desktop

I'm looking for a script to remove a .lnk file that was placed on every user's desktop. I installed a program on a terminal server that put a .lnk file on every user's desktop, rather than putting one ...
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How to create a yesterday date in a batch

copy \\server01\E$\LogFiles\IVR\bcR\??120428.* \\LBC\workgroup\cs\ftp\Team\bcR\ copy \\server02\E$\LogFiles\IVR\bcR\??120428.* \\LBC\workgroup\cs\ftp\Team\bcR\ copy ...
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Running Linux Script from Windows in backgound

I'm using following script from my windows machine to run on linux and do backup. @ECHO off :: run remote command plink.exe username@myserver /home/username/do-backup.sh Problem with this script is ...
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batch file infinite loop when parsing file

EDIT: Apparently I don't have enough rep to answer my own question, so the answer is going here. OKAY! SO! I didn't exactly solve the problem... but I stopped using cacls.exe and started using ...
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Move directory in DOS (batch file) without knowing full directory name

In Bash I can move a directory without know the full directory name like so: mv gradle-*/ gradle/ How do I do this in cmd (i.e. batch file, not powershell). The move command doesn't seem to allow ...
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Scheduled service/script/batch file to move files on condition of other files with similar filenames in same directory on windows

On Windows Server (Data Center? 2008?), i'm trying to set up a scheduled task that will: Within a particular directory For every file in it If there exists (in the same directory) 2 files with ...
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Pass PIDs from tasklist and kill processes with tasklist

This relates to my thread Pass the PID from tasklist into taskkill to kill a process by the .dlls it's holding open. I am trying to do something like what was discussed in that thread: FOR /F ...
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How to set the Backup Identification Label of a job in NT backup using the command line

I'm using NTBackup on a server 2003 R2 system, to backup to a file over the network, using a batch script. What I'm trying to do is to change the name of the backup set as displayed in NTBackup's ...
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ERRORLEVEL built-in no longer works on Windows Server 2008

Using a couple of servers at work running Windows Server 2008 and noticed that my batch scripts are no longer failing gracefully. Put simply, any statement checking ERRORLEVEL seems to pass, no ...
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Nmap / Batch: alert if only ports usually closed are opened?

Context I check open ports on my server with a scheduled batch file: nmap.exe server1 server2 server3 etc >> log.txt Usually 21, 22, 80, 443 and 3389 are opened. Now I want to send an email ...
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Run batch files as administrator user

I have a segment with 100 computers. I am booting each machne from WinPE OS located on a CD. After the OS has finished loading, I want to automatically run a batch file that will copy the CD to the ...
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Win2008Server R2 - no window running .bat file via task scheduler

I'm running a couple of batch files via Task Scheduler that call rsync. The .bat files work great when run manually and appear to be running fine via TS as well. HOWEVER, it does NOT open a cmd ...
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Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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Mass delete mapped & local printers

Is there any way to mass remove all local and network mapped printers from all workstations on a domain via group policy or a batch file? I need to remove local Windows 7 printers such as Fax, ...
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How to enable logs for execution of multiple URLs through cscript.exe & *.vbs bat file

I have multiple URLs to execute. I am currently using below method I am creatving a vbs file with below content Option Explicit Dim objIEA Set objIEA = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") ...
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I Cannot create a .BAT file in the root of C “Access is Denied” Server 2k3

I have an oracle db server on a windows 2k3 box. I am currently unable to create or copy a batch file to the root of c. I can create batch files on different folders (i.e. in my user directory) or I ...
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What rights does an account require to log on as a batch job?

I've got a Windows batch script which I'm trying to get Veritas Cluster Server to control using the process agent. The batch script needs to run as a particular user, but when I try to online the ...
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mkisofs - Floppy Image to Disk Image

I'm trying to compile MikeOS on windows. I've successfully (I think) created a floppy (.flp) image of the operating system. I want to convert it to a disk image (.iso) so I can run it in virtual box. ...
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How to execute a batch file each time a user logins?

I've written a batch script which copies of some files in the CommonAppData folder (C:\ProgramData) to the logged in User's Local AppData. What I would like to do is to execute this script for every ...
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BAT/CMD to launch a exe multiple times with different parameters without extra bat files

Have a bat that calls a single exe for say 5-10 functions. Is there a way to make the executable run in multiple processes from a bat or cmd? for example: start cmd /k cd Program ...
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I need to clear out the same directory on multiple servers across a network. How do I do this?

On multiple (about 20) servers, there exists the same directory C:\Deployments. This directory has multiple subfolders which contain more subfolders and files. The C:\Deployments directory itself ...
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Batch file and other scripts on windows 2008 r2

is thee a way to make a all the scripts in a specific folder running without the need of the UAC prompt? or maybe using power-shell to run the scripts without using "Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted" ...
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find file newer than yesterday using batch script

I am trying to write a batch script that can find the files created/modified/newer since yesterday and/or any specific day from today in a particular folder. Then those files need to be copied to ...
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how to get default gateway of certain adapter in windows bat?

Please see below ipconfig output in windows. C:>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 11: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . ...
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How to sync windows server folders with a AIX server using script?

Everyday I would like to sync the files and folders in the windows server with AIX server and vice versa. Does anyone suggest me, How I can write a shell or bat script to achieve this?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Scheduled Operations

Goodmorning everyone, I'm a newbie Windows 2008 s.a., and I'm stuck with a strange problem. I've made a very simple bat file that stops the Apache HTTP Server, copies a file and then restart the ...
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auto set permission on any file copied into folder

I have a batch file that copies folder from a temp directory to a public internet directory. The problem is, once the file is copied, the IUSR account doesn't have read privileges to the file and I ...
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batch file to dump data from database and dynamically name the file name

I have a batch process that dumps data from my database (windows 2008 r2) and I'd like to dynamically name my file with the day of the week included. is that possible to do with a simple .bat file? ...
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How to delete scheduled task from command line without confirmation? (schtasks delete)

I can create a task from command line like this: schtasks /create /tn SomeTask /tr "do.bat arg1 arg2" /sc ONCE /st 00:00:00 /sd 01/01/1991 and now I need to delete it. However the command needs to ...
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Passing CMD via PSEXEC to a remote computer via .BAT file

Using PSEXEC to call CMD for a DEL command on a remote computer through a batch script. PSEXEC \\hostname -u username -p password CMD /C DEL /Q /F C:\Folder\File.txt The script pauses with a new ...
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Enterprise Version Inventory for Adobe Reader 7,8,9,10

Is there a tool or method to build an inventory of the version of Adobe Reader installed on computers in a domain? This would allow specific targeting of Adobe Reader updates to the computers who ...
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Can I change Internet Explorer security settings using a script?

Is it possible to change Internet Explorer security settings using a .bat or .vbs file? Basically, I need to change IE7 and IE8 security settings for the local intranet. The settings I want to ...
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script (search & delete temp files/folder) has got a failure

I use this script to clean history, cookies and cache(Temporary Internet Files) for all users AND it should also clean the temp dir BUT there seems to be something wrong. 2 things get mixed up I ...
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Batch file for checking port status of multiple IP Address

How to check the port status of multiple IP Addresses from windows command prompt. I am looking for some Batch file or a Dos SCRIPT. Can anyone help on this?