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 batch file executes some commands that return output over and over

I tried to put commands that return output into batch file. When I run the batch file it executes the command over and over until I cancel with CTRL+C. I observed this behavior in Windows CE, Windows ...
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Using the move command with /Y in a bat file

I need to move all folders in a directory called Profile.V2 out of the directory and then I want to delete the directory. I'm using a bat file to do this which is below, this works perfectly except ...
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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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Batch file that spawns multiple Cmd prompt sessions running different applications

I am using a batch file to launch two different applications at the same time in different command line windows. Here is what I have: start cmd /k cd Windows\System32\ diskpart.exe >NUL & ...
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Robocopy website deployment script log file name truncated in AM

This is an IIS website deployment script I started to write. It moves files from directory A to directory B and creates a log file with the date/time as the file name. When it's run in the AM hours, ...
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Server 2008 issue running batch file

For the life of me, I can't seem to get a batch file running in Server 2008 Task Scheduler, despite it not having the common problems I've seen before. Problem so far: I have a batch file that ...
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How to find out what is wrong with a Scheduled Task when it doesn't error

I have a number of batch files, which all work when ran separably to back up various Postgres dbs across the network. However when ran through task scheduler the backup files aren't created. There are ...
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How to schedule batch file to run on the desktop in win 2008 R2

I have some backup batch file scripts which I was running in xp and I have migrated to windoes server 2008 R2 where it's not running in front when scheduled with task manager. I struggled a lot to ...
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command line REGEDIT command (edit) without a popup

I am attempting to disable UAC via a batch file with a REGEDIT command, and everything works - but, I need to be able to do this without clicking. When I run the: REGEDIT /S somefile.reg It works ...
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Running a batch file as an admin

Is it possible to run a batch script as an administer? We need this to be done without any user interaction, so there can't be any password prompt or UAC popups - is this possible?
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mysqlcheck doesn't support multiple contradicting commands

Any idea why I am seeing this error message? This script works fine on a ever so slightly older version of MySQL running on a different server with a similar config. :: check/analyze/repair/optimize ...
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Trying to install PEAR (running go-pear batch file) - getting “php_pdo.dll is missing” error

I need PEAR installed. So, I tried running the go-pear batch file inside by PHP extract. But it gives this error - The program can't start because php_pdo.dll is missing from your computer. Try ...
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slmgr.vbs supress dialog

We use a batch file with the following content to activate our windows domain computer after imaging: slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX slmgr -ato This works well, but there is a ...
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Executing Windows administrative shell commands on Windows using Python

I have a batch script using Windows shell commands to perform several administrative actions. The script is running great on Windows 7 but when i try launching it from Python 2.6 nothing happens: ...
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Batch script to download many files via http?

I have a list of urls (over 100) of patch files from various sources that I need to download. I need to create a batch script that will download these files and dump them all into the same ...
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batch file to strip numbers from filename and pad to two digits

I have a text file with a list of server names (servers.txt) that looks something like this: server1 server2 server3 I have a feeling this can be done with the FOR command as I use that to perform ...
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keep command window open after running bat file

i have a bat file that has the following it: sm start "Schedule" this code runs but the command window closes immediately what can i put inside the bat file to keep the window open?
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possible efficient ways of transferring files from one server to another

what are the possible good and efficient ways of transferring files from one server to another? In this case it will be from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 r2. I am thinking Powershell ...
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Remote installing programs by scripts or batch files

Firstly, I can't use Group Policy as our team doesn't manage that. The company is a massive FTSE company with a team for every aspect of IT you can think of. Our team needs a way of installing ...
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Batch file function

I need to create a batch file that will purge data from an existing file. Basically SQL server management studios does not overwrite backup data; therefore after the backups have been run and the data ...
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Batch file problems

I have created a batch file to copy and zip up an entire drive of data on my server. I have selected the D:\ drive to be copied and zipped. However, I have one problem. When I run the batch file, only ...
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Batch Script - Query Filenames From Server Printer

Client: Windows XP Print Server: Ubuntu via CUPS Is there a way to query the printer queue on the server from a client to retrieve the name of the file being printed? Code example would be ...
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Errors running Batch files

I have recently constructed a batch file on my server to zip up data and send it to a backup source for archiving. However when I run the batch file I get the following error... '7z.exe' is not ...
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How do i create a bat file to create user directory with proper rights and a script to reset it if something goes wrong

I need to create user and directories for the user and share it. The rights are set on NTFS structure only. The user must do all except change rights and take ownership this is not allowed and this ...
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Shortcut to open IIS 7 Manager so it Shows “Sites” view (status) by Default?

I would like to quickly be able to check whether a site is online after logging into the desktop of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). I would prefer to be able to do this in just 1 single or double-click ...
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Batch command to schedule multiple servers to shutdown

Our company is in the middle of a move between buildings. I've been asked to schedule the majority of our servers to shutdown at midday tomorrow. They already have a scheduled task for this, which ...
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Gracefully Terminate Console App Run Via Task Scheduler

I'm running a console application on Windows Server 2008. I want it to always run, so I have scheduled it to run at startup via the Task Scheduler. I set up the task so it does not require a login. ...
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Access a Network drive from another user from CMD (windows)

I have written PostgreSQL backups scripts that backup all the databases to file. pgAgent.exe (a scheduling daemon) starts the BAT scripts under the local postgres user. The normal setup is to backup ...
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“Delete Files Older Than” Batch Script

So in the work of doing backups, I need a batch script that would allow me to delete files in a specified directory, that are older than lets say, 3 days. This script will be set as a scheduled task ...
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Running an application as a different user (.bat / .vbs)

I need to restart an application using a service running on the SYSTEM account. The problem is that the application is then also started under the SYSTEM account. For various reasons beyond my control ...
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Disk Cleanup Batch File With Logs

I was wondering if there is a way to create a batch file that will run a Disk Cleanup (on XP and 7 PC's), and have it create a log file on the local PC that will tell me the details, or that it's run. ...
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It doesn't print the increased value of a variable in the for loop of batch file

As you can see I am new in the batch files, I have written a script in windows 2003 environment for print an increased value of the variable counter and also I have applied the if condition which is ...
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Change list of allowed logon computers from batch file

How can I change this setting from a batch file? For any given user, how can I make it so they can only log onto the computer named abc? A vbs or powershell script would be my second choice.
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net use mapping not working in batch files but works in cmd

Ok so here's the problem : I've got users using logon script in the domain (username.bat). The script simply lists 4 or 5 (net use letter: \\SERVER\directory\). However, when they open their session, ...
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pscp (putty) copy only non-existing files/dirs

I'm using PSCP to copy directories from a linux machine to my windows machine. That works great, but I only want to copy those directories that are new and non existent on my windows machine. Is ...
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Two-way rsync between two servers

I read about rsync but I want to ask how can I do the following by rsync: I have two files in to different machine (UNIX-AIX) and have the same name. server1 : ..../file.txt server2 : ..../file.txt ...
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Why does the Windows command line change the command when running from a .bat file?

If I want to run the command md5deep -rb . | find /I ".jpg" | sort > local.md5 and I run it from the command prompt, it shows exactly like how I typed, but when I put it in a .bat file and run ...
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Jungle Disk - Pre and Post Backup Scripts

I've just purchased Jungle Disk so I can backup to my S3 account. One of the most important items on the main server backup is an Act database. In order to backup the ACT database using Backup exec ...
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How do I get the last part of directory from a command line

How do I store the last part of directory in a variable? For example I have the following path: A\B\C\D, I want to store D in variable like file_name=D.
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encrypt files by external GPG public key tools?

how i can encrypt files by eternal GPG public key ? for example user A generate public key A.pub and sent to me A.pub and you need from me to encrypt file by a.pub and sent it to you how i can do ...
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Store output of Windows command in batch file

I need to store the output of a command line in a variable. How can I do this?
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how i can read n first bit command output in windows batch file?

i use checksum command in my batch file and the output of command as follow : 69514a29dc44cd83b42658e917ed9baf *file.txt i want to return checksum only so i should store it in variable without ...
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How do you wait for an exe to complete in batch file?

I'm trying to create a script to execute an exe on shutdown in order to install sp1. my script goes something like (not actual bat script). If installed GOTO END Install.exe END: My problem is ...
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Bactch files: if-then-else and for loop syntax on Windows?

I want to write a batch file and we want to use if-then-else and for loop statements, but I don't know it and its option. Please can anyone help me?
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import configuration file when batch start ? (OS=Windows)

I write batch file and it has a large number of variable so i decided to put all variable on text file (conf.txt) and import it at the beginning of batch file so please i need the command line do this ...
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Send encrypted mail using GPG by command-line?

A few days ago I asked about how I can secure email and many people advised me to use PGP tool, and I read about it and I use it. Now I want to write a batch file to send encrypted email with ...
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Changing client devices settings for all users in AD group

I have over 40 users in an Active Directory that need client printers disabled so I can go back and allow only a select few users this without disabling through TSconfig. Really looking for a script ...
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How to check status of one port on remote host using NSClient++?

I know I could check for telnet on a known IP using other programs like: nmap -A 192.168.0.1/32 -p 23 Or, look for open ports from 20 to 30 on host.example.com: nc -z host.example.com 20-30 I ...
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How can a BAT script find the partition number of %systemdrive%

I am trying to write a BAT script to produce a grub4dos menu.lst file. A boot entry in the menu.lst file typically contains a line like: root (hdx,y) where x is the hard disk number(first disk ...
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more than one start statment in the same batch file?

I wrote the following batch file: start D:\folder1\bin\run.bat start D:\folder2\bin\run.bat start D:\folder3\bin\run.bat start D:\folder4\bin\run.bat It executes the first start but then gives me ...