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

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Run Log-on Script with Admin Rights

I created a batch logon script that checks and removes old versions of a specific piece of software and installs the newest version. Both the install and uninstall process use an .EXE file. The script ...
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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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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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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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Start /wait in batch file stops waiting after ~5 minutes

I need to copy some large sets of files from one server to another (DICOM imagesets). I've written a batch file to automate the process. The batch file reads a text file with a list of cases to copy ...
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Correct technique to find application in 32 and 64 bit versions of Vista/Windows 7 from CMD.EXE

BACKGROUND I have an existing CMD script that works fine. It launches an app from PROGRAM FILES like so "%PROGRAMFILES%\MyApp\app.exe" PROBLEM it works fine on 32-bit versions of Windows (Vista, ...
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how to Install java run-time /jre on a custom path using a Batch script?

Im trying to create a bat file to make an unattended installation with sccm. I downloaded jre-7u55-windows-i586.exe from ...
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Can I Deploy a batch file with Group Policy to run as administrator?

I have created a batch script which will block Facebook by amending the hosts file in this location C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts This is the contents of the batch file: @echo off echo ...
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Copy folders to network directory

I'd like to copy C:\users from every client's computer to a network share \\. Reason being we need to take backups of this folder and its contents prior to maintenance. Is it possible to achieve this ...
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Is there any way to add an HTTP Header to every IE request on a computer?

I would like to add a custom HTTP Header to every Internet Explorer request on a computer (or every browser request). I don't know if this is possible whatsoever, if you have heard of anyway to ...
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windows - how to make some file impossible to remove/rename for all users via commandline

how to (using command-line/batch file only) make some file impossible to delete/rename for all users. I tried attrib +R on file itself and on directory where it exist but it doesn't help
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what is good way to protect batch file?

I have batch scripts that are scheduled to run daily. Some of the scripts have password in them. I'd like to protect the batch from being read or opened by those not authorized to open or read them. ...
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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 how to get the ...
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How to catch “The system cannot find the file” within For /F loop?

How to catch "The system cannot find the file" within For /F loop? I would like my code to do the following: 1 - Search for the specified file 2 - If file not found, handle the "The system cannot ...
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copy file with date appended

I am writing a script that copies files to another directory. I wanted to append the date to the end of the file but when I try to use %date% I get the following: copy c:\mydir\file.zip ...
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Windows Server 2012: Dump local security setting to a txt file

Is it possible to dump the local security settings to a txt file using PowerShell or a batch script?
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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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Running a Batch File from Task Scheduler Without User being logged In

I'm trying to run a batch file on Windows 7 from the Task Scheduler. I can run the batch file fine if I run it from the command prompt. If I run it from the Task Scheduler to only run when the user ...
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Windows Update on multiple servers

I have about 500+ servers( Win 2003, 2008, 2012). At the moment patches are set to available by SCCM. We need to login to the servers and download n Install the patches. Once it done we restart the ...
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Batch file to autorun when computer is inactive

As the title says, I want a batch file to autorun when the computer (mouse, keyboard, etc ...) are stopped (inactive) for at least 3 minutes. Help?
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how can I download web pages from the command line in windows

Well, I'm trying to do some automation using batch file to speed up my daily routine at work, and I need to solve these little questions: I want to install wget command, but using only the pure ...
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WMIC Command works, but doesn't work in powershell script

#Get Data Rate wmic "/OUTPUT:'C:\Users\user\Documents\DATE RATE\Data_Rate-ts8"+".txt" nic where 'NetEnabled = True' 'get Name,MacAddress,Speed'" Running this in the console directly works. That is ...
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How to change AWSTATS configuration via cli

My Apache log files have the date included in the name and I can't change this. Is there a way to change the LogFile config parameter for AWSTATS using Windows CMD prompt? Better yet a batch script? ...
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Batch file to uninstall all Sun Java versions?

I'm setting up a system to keep Java in our office up to date. Everyone has all different versions of Java, many of them old and insecure, and some dating back as far as 1.4. I have a System Center ...
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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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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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Clearing Out SCCM Cache On Client Machine Automatically

I would like to run a script that clears out the SCCM cache on a client computer automatically. To do this, I have written a simple batch file: if exist %Windir%\ccmcache ( RMDIR ...
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Run Bat file in Administrator Mode in Windows Server 2008

runas.exe /profile /user:administrator "C:\temp\SQLSP3.bat" will run the SQLSP3.bat file in Administrative Prompt and it is asking Adminstrator password in Windows Server 2008. SQLSP3.bat file has ...
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How to auto-run batch file as specific user (not scheduled task, not a duplicate)

I am an enterprise admin (Sr. Network Engineer), but my team does not manage Active Directory, so I am a little unfamiliar with policies and what is required to do what I am trying to achieve, and ...
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How to write a dos batch script to create a folder structure?

I would like to be able to have a dos batch script that I could utilize to create a specific folder structure below what ever directory I may be in at any given time. The specific folder structure ...
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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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How to create a service running a .bat file on Windows 2008 Server?

I've created the service using sc create myService binpath=myservice.bat But when I start it, it fails with the following error message: [SC] StartService FAILED 1053: The service did not ...
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DSADD in batch file - syntax incorrect! Same command in command works fine

Really stumped here and I'm sure the answer is simple. Simply put, I'm creating a bunch of AD accounts based on input from a spreadsheet. I've been able to concatenate the fields into a DSADD command ...
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Is there a way to run a script file that searches for files BUT excludes hidden files and folder?

I need to search some windows servers for files created after a certain date. I have set something up with forfiles but would like to speed up the process and reduce file size of the output file by ...
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How to uninstall software using batch file

I want to uninstall a software by calling a bat file. It must be automatically, without entering any parameters during the uninstallation. How to make the bat file which would be able to uninstall ...
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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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Wbadmin [startbackup] keeps prompting for password

I am running Wbadmin for backup purposes in a batch file, however the batch execution halts, prompting for a password although the password is provided. First attempt - include password in command: ...
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Do CMD scripts run faster than BAT scripts?

I recently heard from someone that Windows Admins should use CMD logon scripts over BAT logon scripts, as the run or execute faster. Apparently BAT scripts are notoriously slow. I've done a bit of a ...
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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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How to rar the newest (The latest modified date file) file?

I have the folder c:\AA\ that everyday there will be a new BAK file. When I run the command it will re-rar every files not just the newest file. I use this batch code: FOR %%A IN (C:\AA\*.txt*) DO ...
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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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Install RSClientPrint for Reporting Services 2012 using .bat file and still be able to use 2005

I have a Reporting Services 2005 server that when users accessed it and tried to print reports would get a message asking them to install the print control, which they could not do because of lack of ...
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Running psexec on Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows 7

I'm trying to successfully run a batch file located on a server pc (Windows Server 2008 R2) from my Windows 7 client PC. But its not working and the command prompt shows the following error ...
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Batch script is not getting executed when called by Start-Process Cmdlet

I have a strange issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2 here that just does not make any sense to me at all. I've got a PowerShell script that basically has the following structure: Function ...
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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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finding user's documents folder in .bat script

What is the best way to find a user's Documents folder on XP and Vista from a batch script? Is it safe to assume that it's %USERPROFILE%\Documents?
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How can I edit local security policy from a batch file?

I am trying to write a utility as a batch file that, among other things, adds a user to the "Deny logon locally" local security policy. This batch file will be used on hundreds of independent ...
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How can I install any program unattended on a Windows PC?

I asked this question at stackoverflow but I was referred here. I have a server which I will store the installers of the programs I want to install to the client PCs. The client PC will download the ...