A batch file is the name given to a type of script file, a text file containing a series of commands to be executed by the command interpreter under MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.

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computer startup script reporting success to a server

I am using Group Policy to deploy a computer startup script that tries to uninstall one program and install another. I need this script to report its status (whether a certain file exists on the ...
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Why doesn't rsync over ssh work when placed inside a FOR loop in a batch file?

I've placed the ff. code in rsync.bat: for %%A in (%VAR_REMOTE_HOST%) do ( set VAR_TARGET=%USER%@%%A:%VAR_TARGET_DIR% echo Rsync Source Dir: %VAR_SOURCE% setlocal ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION echo ...
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How to prevent schtasks on Windows 7 from showing the command prompt after executing a task?

I am trying to get a scheduled task on Windows 7 to execute once a minute, using schtasks and a batch file. My .bat batch file is: @ECHO OFF wscript "c:\http.vbs" The .vbs script si a simple one, ...
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Batch script to create home home directories from list of names

I'm trying to create a home directories with permissions from a text file. I can only get the batch file to run the first line. Can anyone tell me why? I initiate the scripts by running go.bat as ...
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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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Parse all text files in a folder using FOR /F command [closed]

There are numbers of txt file in a folder. Now I want to open all txt file and print the contents to a single txt file. Condition is, I want to skip first two lines of every txt file. I was trying ...
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Batch script terminates too soon

I need some help with Windows batch/CMD scripting. I wrote a script to record mic-in to a MP3 for 12 hours. It runs ok when running it manually. It will run with task scheduler too - just that, ...
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Stop and start batch file every hour

I have a batch script which starts a program that runs in cmd.exe I have tried using task scheduler to create a task which stops this cmd shell and starts a fresh one every hour to no avail. Are there ...
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Is there a cmd/certutils to copy a certificate from one store to another?

I would like to know if there is a cmd to copy an existing certificate from one store to another. I am trying to copy a certificate from the Users Intermediate Certification Authorities store ...
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MDT task not executing cmd properly

I have done a little experimenting with this task and I have the majority of it working. Basically the Task runs this command line cmd.exe /c set y1=%date:~-4,4%&set m1=%date:~-10,2%&set ...
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NFS drops out when .bat script is run

I have a .bat script that runs from a Windows 7 machine. Part of the script is to use plink to ssh into a Red Hat machine and run a couple commands. I have about 4 or 5 plink commands within the ...
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add space to batch file

How my bath file can process space in path example: C:\Documents and Settings\K\Desktop\New Folder @echo off pushd "%~dp0" IF EXIST "%1" GOTO DECODE_INDIVIDUAL :DECODE_MULTIPLE xcopy /s /c /d /e /h ...
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How to reference Domain-Admins with icacls?

I need to reference the "Domain-Admins" group in a batch file. The line in question looks like this: icacls "test\folder" /grant mydomain.com\Domain-Admins:F ... and works as expected. But how do ...
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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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Ninite with a logoff group policy script

I'm trying to use a batch script to automate the updates of some apps using ninite with a group policy log off script. Here is my script: echo Copying ninite mkdir C:\temp mkdir C:\temp\ninite echo ...
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Powershell script on the hidden file share not accesible on the workstation

We have a PowerShell script script.ps1 on a hidden shared folder \\Server\Share$. We have a bat file Initiator.bat, which executes the script. The shortcut to the batch file is placed on the user's ...
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Start /WAIT RDP FIle in Windows 8

I am not sure if I should post this one here or in StackOverflow. I want a BAT that opens a RDP connection file and then, when the connection is closed, logoff the machine. start /WAIT ...
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How do I delete a remote file using NCFTP (Windows client)? [on hold]

With ncftpput.exe how do I delete a remote file once logged in? I have tried using the -W option to send a Raw FTP command but cannot get it to work. Has anyone got a working example? Have tried ...
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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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“Access is denied”, only when trying to run script over telnet

I have a batch script that restarts a Windows Service with: Net stop <servicename> Net start <servicename> I got around having to manually run it as Admin by creating a shortcut to it ...
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Running a batch file from PHP - interactive services detection? [closed]

I am having a very hard time getting an executable to run from within a PHP script (using exec(), or a number of other PHP commands I've tried). The issue seems to be coming down to a question of ...
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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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Windows file compare (FC) spurious differences

I'm getting differences like this: a.txt Betty Davis Cathy Edwards b.txt Betty Davis Cathy Edwards There are only two lines listed in the diff (which doesn't ...
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Automatically restore windows network drive (red “X”) via batch file

i need check if a network drive is mapped and accessible. From time to time windows displays a red X on the drive, and i would need to manually click the drive in explorer to reconnect. I already ...
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batch file, delete line by number

i have this: set myvar = ^J | FIND /N /I "texttolookfor" %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts now i have the lines it fined the text in how can i delete these line from the file? i know i can run ...
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Exporting Windows Registry settings by batch file

I am writing a batch file to migrate certain settings from one windows machine to another. I'm having problems with the regedit /e switch. In the script, I'm exporting ODBC system entries and ...
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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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Migrating ODBC information through a batch file

I am a desktop support technician currently working on a large scale migration project across multiple sites. I am looking at a way to transfer ODBC entries from Windows XP to Windows 7. If anyone ...
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How to “ignore” username and password prompt in net use

I have at the moment a logon.cmd script, that I'm using to map network drives to the users profile. It looks like this: ::Onboarding net use m: /delete net use m: \\BOB\onboarding ::Bookings net use ...
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How to create a never expiring password & user via net user through .bat file

I am using a .bat file to create a user and password at windows operating system level. The issue am facing is when i pass EXPIRES:NEVER for password, when the user is created, it doesn't have ...
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How to dump certificate file from installer via command-line?

I'm building a script that will download and install a bunch of programs. One of those programs depends on a virtual driver, which needs its certificate to be imported in order to function. Normally, ...
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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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Is there a way to reset the password for a list of Active Directory users en-mass?

I have a list of user accounts that need their password reset to a default password (also users will be required to change the password at first login). Is there a way to reset the password for a list ...
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Checking .BATs exit code with NAGIOS?

I currently have the following script on a Windows Server: @echo off set path=%PATH%;C:\UnxUtils\usr\local\wbin cd /D Z:\videos forfiles /M *_1.mkv /D +%date% > C:\mkv.txt >NUL 2>&1 ...
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Batch file to uninstall windows update?

Is it possible to make a batch file to uninstall a specific windows update (eg. KBxxxxxx)? We use 20 year old web based software to enter hours where I work and a new update is causing the program to ...
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How does the “Last Result” column of Scheduled Tasks in Windows Server 2003 get set from a process or script?

The Last Result column of the Scheduled Tasks Window on Windows Server 2003, displays the result of the execution of the .exe, .vbs, .ps1, .bat, .cmd, etc... that has been run at the scheduled time. ...
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Batch script to test if a folder exists fails when checking a UNC path

I've written a small batch file to help us with a server migration to remap user directories using GPO. However in the batch file I'm having a syntax problem that appears right but it's still ...
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What is the efficient way to backup large files?

I have the schedule job of backing large files in Windows Server and it takes almost 2 hours to finish. For now, I only use copy command in the .bat and copy the large files to another folder. I'm ...
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scheduledtask to update svn directory creates multiple processes

We have a fairly standard web setup, with a windows 2008 server hosting our website and the directories being under control of SVN, with tortoise SVN as the preferred provider. One of the SVN folders ...
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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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How to remove a line in a file found in multiple directories

There is file that exists in each user profile directory and I need to remove the line from the file in each user profile directory. I'm using a batch script to go through each user profile directory, ...
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How to do a Batch file that get all files in a directory and zip it?

i would like to know how to get all single .bak (or anyother extension) files into a directory, and zipping them (one by one) and save them using the same name, changing only extension. Thanks
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creating a bat file or cmd

I wish to create a bat file to create some basic task. When i run this it closes the window. I'm guessing it errors. How can i stop the bat closing the window so i can view the error. mybat.bat: ...
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Batch - Ping IP and execute different commands on return

I'm trying to make (hopefully a simple) script that when run pings my mobile device. If the mobile is connected to the network it will execute one command and if not it will execute another. I've ...
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trying to copy security groups to a user using dsmod group utility in AD

I am trying to create a batch file that asks to enter source samid and destination samid. Then using dsquery and dsget find out what security groups source samid is assigned to and assign destination ...
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Task scheduler not running (Server)

I have written a simple bat file to copy .txt files from one drive into another one. I want this to run everyday at this time but the problem is when I'm not logged in to the server the task does not ...
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How do I run bat file inside cmd using tash scheduler

How do I run bat file inside cmd using tash scheduler. I've tried this one C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe C:\synchronization.bat And doesn't working.
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Change windows group permissions without the sufficient rights in a batch

I wrote a batch file, which creates multiple folders und subfolders in the current directory. The group permission of one folder is also changed. This works on my local workstation with administrator ...