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

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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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Remove Proxy Setting in Batch File

I want to create a batch file to remove Internet Explorer proxy settings check box. Not to grey it out - but to remove IE from using proxy settings. Anyone got any scripts for me?
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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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Cannot use PStool for more than 7 PCs over LAN

Below is the batch file command I am currently using to shut down remote computers on our LAN. Here is what it does. I have specified the remote computers IP address in text file named list.txt I ...
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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 partition and format multiple disks using a batch script?

I am trying to format 'n' number of disks using a batch script. My script goes like this. diskpart /s "abc.txt" where abc.txt is: sel disk 1 create part primary format FS=NTFS label=label2 quick ...
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Make Batch file to add special tags at the front of video files at one folder [migrated]

I always make download for learning tutorials videos , Some times I don't remember where I can find those videos because they are too many , so I decide to make tags to those file and put them in ...
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How to make Batch-file automatically stop on error

Do anyone knows if there is a Windows Batch-file equivalent to Unix Stop on Error "#!/bin/sh -e"? (http://www.turnkeylinux.org/blog/shell-error-handling)
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Windows Server 2008 - Calling FTP from .CMD - Pass a parameter to an FTP file?

I am calling the following from a .cmd file: ftp -d -s:D:\backup\web-daily.txt The web-daily.txt file is an ftp input file with similar contents to this: open <server> <login> ...
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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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IIS backup on Multiple servers from Powershell

Can someone help me with backup of IIS on multiple servers from powershell script remotely. I can take backup of IIS from powershell command. backup-webconfiguration -name IIS_backup. Also i have a ...
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How do I script a change to the msmq storage location on Windows 2008 R2 server

Is there any way of doing this through a batch or powershell script? I'm looking for a way to set up several new servers. The only thing I found on the subject leads me to believe you cannot: from ...
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bat file to create a list of folders in the current folder

Lets say I have a folder c:\myfolder in Windows7. Also, there is a file source.txt that contains a list of relative paths such as \myfolder\bat\ \abc\123\jjj \xyz\ and so on I would like to run a ...
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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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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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Clear Windows Temp Folder - Without listing or counting files first

We have a Windows Server 2008 machine running as a web server. We noticed a problem with one of our PHP based websites today, and the error message related to the session and access to the Windows ...
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For Loop in batch file [closed]

Expected Input: Start=1, End=500, Interval=100 Expected Output: 1, 100 101, 200 201, 300 301, 400 401, 500 @echo off set start=1 set end=500 set interval=100 for /L %%g in (%start%, ...
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How to get login username of the login that triggerred a task in the task scheduler

In the Windows 7 task scheduler, I have a task that runs when any user logs on. This task is run as Administrator so it can get the proper priviliges and runs a bat file. I would like to pass in the ...
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Can I Deploy a batch file with Group Policy to run as administrator?

I have created a batch fill which will block Facebook by amending the hosts file in this location: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts This is the contents of the file: @echo off echo ...
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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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dsadd run from batch file fails with “The specified account already exists” when there is no existing account with the same dn

I am programmatically creating thousands of test users from a txt file containing First Name, Last Name, Username, and Password using the following command (saved as a batch file, run in cmd, modified ...
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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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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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How to run batch file without a window in ONE file

I know how to run batch files without a window thanks to this question here: Run a .bat file in a scheduled task without a window. The first answer is the one I am using. It states that to run a ...
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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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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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How do I give a program permission to change the system time in windows 7?

I have a some software which requires that the windows system time be synchronized with a physical atomic clock* before a certain procedure begins. Right now the user has instructions to modify the ...
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Install .EXE without displaying windows [closed]

I want to install an .exe file without displaying windows, by supplying value to parameters ? How can i do from Commands or script not in UI ?
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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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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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Task to delete a directory runs with success but the directory is still there

I have a task in the task scheduler on a Windows 2012 file server. The task has to delete the contents of a temporary general access directory every Sunday night. It runs at the scheduled times and ...
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Elevating UAC via .bat file?

Pretty straightforward one that I'm having trouble finding an answer to. serverfault previously helped me with finding a way to automate Windows updates without using WSUS. It's working ...
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Getting the `The application failed to initialize properly`/3221225794 error executing a batch file

There is a scheduled task that is attached to a custom event in the EventLog, it executes the lines below: reconnect.cmd c:\windows\system32\rasphone -f "phone_book.pbk" -d "vpn_connection" ...
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Block users from Remote Desktop for a specified period of time or by trigger

So I have to server (2003 & 2008). On both servers I have domain users in a Remote Desktop Users group. They need to rdp to the server and work with some apps and log off. But - every day batch ...
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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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Creating batch files from txt files - is this right?

Forgive me if I am completely of the rails here, but.... I am just learning about Group Policies and Domain Controllers etc. and I have a some .bat files, now I can edit them in notepad or any text ...
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Handle.exe creates Handle64.exe & hangs thereafter

On windows server 2008 R2 ,In a folder I have handle.exe along with psexec.exe and a batch file name test.bat with following content: psexec -s D:\data\handle.exe -p taskhost.exe > ...
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Losing stdout when process restarts itself in windows

I have for example a NodeJS process running with Nodemon, and all the output redirected to a file. nodemon example.app > 123.log When I change any file in the node app, the NodeJS process is ...
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How to catch system events when a program is being updated and robotize routine steps when you update software?

I'm a support engineer for an accounting program. The program runs under Windows. I have to update many of this accounting software bases daily. I mean the software is always the same. But users may ...
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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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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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Why is execution of batch files different between drag & drop and from command line?

Ok, so I've been trying to figure this out for hours with no progress. I have created a batch file to get details of a VHD. Everything runs fine and produces the expected results when run from the ...
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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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For in batch has weird behavior while reading folders

Im trying to do a simple batch (it is not the whole thing, but that's the part that is making everything fail) @echo off for /f "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir /s /b /a:d "e:\tmp\*"') do ( echo %%G ...
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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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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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Creating a service to run RoboCopy

I'm attempting to put together a batch file that will set up a robocopy task as a service in response to user input. The basic idea being that the user will input MyRobocopyBatchFile.bat sourceFolder ...
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Batch file output issue

I am trying to get a batch file to output some data to a CSV file. The command I have works perfectly in the command line but not when I copy it to a batch file. In the batch file, it just hangs and ...
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ftp batch file invalid login

I am trying to create a simple ftp batch file to upload a handful of files on a regular basis but I cannot seem to get the login right. I can take the same credentials and log in through Filezilla ...
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PsExec hangs intermittently when calling AppCmd

We have an automated deployment process which is primarily managed by a batch file. One of the first steps in that process is to stop an IIS AppPool so the updated files can be safely copied. To do ...