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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Make windows all in capitals for specific application

Is there a method where I can set windows transparently to caps preferrably when a specific application is run. For bonus points, I should be able to revert back to normal (non capslock mode) when ...
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Change Chrome homepage for multiple PC's

In our business we have about 300 PC's. What I want to achieve is to change the homepage on all browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox). The problem is that I can't find any way to set/change the homepage ...
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Space in batch commands (del and taskkill) [closed]

I have a problem using del and taskkill. del D:\New Folder.exe I tried changing the code to this: del D:\"New Folder.exe" That didn't work So I tried this: del "D:\New Folder.exe" Still not ...
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wevtutil requires Run As Admin for Security log (but not for System), or how to Run As Admin for Task

I'm using this query to check for certain Exchange account changes on my Windows 2008 R2 AD primary: wevtutil qe Security /q:"*[System/EventID=5136]" /f:text /rd:true /c:1 I'm making a batch file ...
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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 that I need ...
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Trying to run a netsh batch with foreign characters

I am trying to run a batch file with the following content: netsh interface ip>set dns "Połączenie lokalne" source=dhcp The file is saved as ANSI. My Windows codepage is 1250, the OEM one 852. ...
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Exporting Security Group Memberships in Batch

I have the following command but it doesn't work when put into a batch file: dsquery group DC=domain,DC=com -name "Group Name" | dsget group -members | dsget user -display >> "Group Name.txt" ...
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Robocopy fails in Scheduled task with ERROR 1326 Logon failure

My aim: To simply mirror a database backup directory onto another server Approach: Use Robocopy statement contained in a scheduled task robocopy "C:\MylocalDirBackup" "\\MY.IP\DatabaseBackupsShare" ...
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Batch script - How to release a locked file for batch 'copy'

A daily windows scheduled task triggers a batch script which moves program files to a folder on a server, using a simple copy routine. rem deploy programfiles copy dailybuild\*.dll ...
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Weird issue with .bat script

I have a .bat script which instals 3 pieces of software. When i open an elevated Command promt , browse to the file and run it everything works fine. When i run the .cmd directly ( using the 'run as ...
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Checking if shared folder exists using CMD

How I could check if network folder shared exists using batch script? Example: \\10.10.10.1\folder1\folder2\shared_folder
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Access Denied error when running xcopy in jenkins on windows 2008 r2

I have installed Jenkins on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and in the build script i use xcopy to copy the generated war file to a specific folder The problem I am having is that every so often the build ...
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windows xp - how to add a ipp printer by batch/vbs

I need to deploy printers using IPP in the logon script (batch/vbs). I found the following script to do this: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /q /b "r011-printer01 " /f ...
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windows xp batch - check if printer exists

I am looking for a batch-function to check if a printer does already exist on a windows xp system. I made up the following script: set PRINTEREXISTS=0 For /F "Tokens=8 delims=\" %%I IN ('reg query ...
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rsync unexplained error & received SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP

I created a batch script to back-up our server: #!/bin/bash user=$1 # create user dir ssh root@local.backup.tst -p 5774 mkdir -p /var/backup/server.tst/incremental/$user # backup mail dir rsync ...
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portqry to check connectivity

Is it possible to check the connectivity between 2 remote servers using portqry given that the portqry.exe command is executed on another server. for example, check the connectivity between serverA ...
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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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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 ...