Text file containing a sequence of commands or program invocations.

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Run a batch file before user logs into Windows 2003 R2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine (Windows Server 2003 R2) where I want to run a script (.bat file) when the Windows Server 2003 R2 machine boots up. This need to run BEFORE any user logs in. Ideally I'd ...
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How to write into a Log file from the batch file?

I have a batch file that triggers process in Access database. I'd like to write into a log file (just some *.txt file saved in the same folder) time when before the process started and after it was ...
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how can I make my .bat file continue after an error

I have a .bat file in windows that does three things cmd1 arg1 arg2 cmd2 arg3 cmd3 arg4 arg5 arg6 Sometimes cmd1 can fail and that's fine, I would like to carry on and execute cmd2 and cmd3. But ...
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Selectively deleting system scheduled tasks

Windows 7 box has a list of scheduled tasks - > Default Windows tasks + Certain custom tasks that all start with a certain string. Previous code deleted all tasks with the command: schtasks /Delete ...
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Disable close button on DOS program in Windows 7

At my company we have stores that run some old DOS software. Before Windows 7 you could run these programs in full-screen and now you cannot. I know there are work-arounds to get in full-screen ...
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Why does Robocopy ignore the /copy flags?

Robocopy Copy Flags? I just recently made an answer here http://stackoverflow.com/a/15211788/891976 where I suggested using robocopy and its /copy flags, but for some as of yet unknown reason, the ...
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batch script that grants admin rights and goes through all files and folders

I have this, pretty sure its a little harsh but does the job, gives me all the rights to the files and folders on a drive when run on a drive, now I need help getting it to go into sub directories, so ...
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Get current folder name instead of current path in windows batch file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get current folder name by a DOS command? In my batch file, I have, SET currentFolder=%CD% echo "%currentFolder%" Prints the whole directory path. C:\www\scritps\ ...
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7-Zip CMD: Add current date to archive and include only the last modified folder in archive

I'm trying to create a backup script with 7-Zip. I have everything else done already, but these two issues are still blocking me. Firstly, I want to add a timestamp with a create date like this: ...
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Replacing certain word in text file using Batch file

I am trying to use a batch file to determine the currently installed drive letter and to replace a keyword in the ini file with the drive letter. Basically the ini file contains: [app] ...
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Batch File To Detect And Set Windows 7 Power Mode

I would like to create a batch file that checks the current system power mode and change it if necessary. I have the following. What am I doing wrong? (it does not work) @ECHO OFF SET ...
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Batch file for creating files according to the days in a month

Update This is not working in my office pc. When i specificy the current month day as only 2. This is an data which it throws:- How many Days this month: 2 The Month is (Blank) The Day is (Blank) ...
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Batch File IF Statement Time Taken

I am trying to write a batch file that takes the time taken of a command and converts it into hours, minutes and seconds. Here's what I've got: @echo off set /a sec=0 set /a min=0 set /a hrs=0 for ...
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Launch a shortcut using batch file

Here's the problem. I have a shortcut on roughly 260 computers located in the same folder as below; "c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop\Remote agent 1234.lnk" The only thing that changes ...
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Use DOS batch to move all files up 1 directory

I have created a batch file to be executed through the right-click menu in Win7. When I right-click on a folder, I would like the batch file to move all files (excluding folders) up 1 directory. I ...
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How to call a cmd on a remote server without having the absolute path

I would like to call a cmd (let's call it x.cmd) on a remote server. The x.cmd will return a log file in a log folder. Problem is this log folder in x.cmd doesn't have an absolute path (just a ...
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Can I run bat file on 64 bit system?

I have a bat file that I ran successfully on my old Windows Vista 32 bit system. Now that I have upgraded to a 64 bit Windows 7 system, will it be possible to run the same bat file? Is there a ...
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Dump contents of a cmd prompt into a file, from a batch file

So, I have this batch file that runs every morning at 7 AM and does some work in a Windows command prompt. What I need this batch to also do is save the output of the cmd prompt work that was ...
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How can I stop percentage expansion in a batch file?

(This is on NT based Windows like 2000, XP, Vista, 7) On the command-line, the percentage characters are ignored: wget ...
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bat file to disable ethernet adaptor and then reenable it after windows log in

When I log into Windows 7 I need to wait 10 seconds and then disable the Local Area Connection (ethernet adaptor) and then reenable it. I have looked through the suggested answer: Enable/disable ...
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Is it possible to copy a set of files, but automatically skip if file already exists?

I know that the copy command has an option to automatically replace a file if it already exists, but I want to know if it is a way to copy the files only if they not already exist (/Y). I do not know ...
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Fire batch (.bat) file execution and continue

I want to write a .bat file that starts executing another few .bat files, without waiting for the 1st to complete before going to the next one. Spawning multiple cmd.exe commands is OK. I tried doing ...
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Dump batch script output into a text file without specifing batchfile location beforehand

Im aware that i can get the output this way (to capture both standard and errors): [batchFilePath] > [logFilePath] 2>&1 Or this way for standard output: C:\MyBatchFile.bat > ...
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How to answer a prompt in a batch file

Per suggestion I added /ad to return only dirs, but continue to get prompted. The prompt suggests it wants to know whether to create a file or directory. How do I automate the answer in a batch ...
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Run a program in a batch script and wait for it to finish before continuing

I have a very specific requirement. I am attempting to upload files via sftp which uses private keys. I already have a bat file that connects to the host and uploads the file however I need to move ...
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Connect to VPN using command line results in error 691

I've wrote a simple batch file to connect to a specific VPN connection using RASDIAL rasdial MyVPNConnection but it always returned the error 691 Access denied because username and/or ...
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Batch file infection command explanation

I do know that commands below is used to infect executable files. But I don't know how they work exactly. Can somebody explain this to me? @echo off Dir %Homedrive% /s /b > DirPath For /f %%Y In ...
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Can I get UAC prompt for user from batch file?

Can I get UAC prompt for user from batch file? For example I need put some keys to registry under CurrentControlSet from batch file by reg import path\to\my.reg PS. runas is not a solution as ...
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Automatically accept Windows Logo testing?

I am trying to upgrade a printer driver remotely and have prepared a batch file for this. The only problem is that when I'm installing the drivers I get a popup in which I need to press "Continue ...
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How to make ConEmu attach on start

I have an existing .bat file which uses the start command to launch multiple tasks, e.g.: start cmd.exe /k "echo task 1" start cmd.exe /k "echo task 2" start cmd.exe /k "echo task 3" What happens ...
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reg query; Windows 7 vs Windows XP

I can run the following reg query command in Windows 7 and get the following results: command- Reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall /s /f "EMC Avamar for Windows" ...
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How can I start a batch script before logging in?

I have set up my computer to boot at the same time everyday when I am not home. I need it to run a batch file without anyone touching it right when it boots. I have added a shortcut to the file in ...
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How do i run app in bat nonblocking?

Lets say i want to do gcc a.cpp BUT i dont want to block. I just want to run and continue, like running in the background. How do i do that in a bat file? I'm using windows 7
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How to run the “runas” command without writing the password

I need to run the "runas" command for log on automatically an Application User, on an Active Directory. Then I need run an executable file. Can I do this in some way or work around to do not type the ...
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Simple windows batch file that will copy a file to a folder, and create a sub-folder with timestamp

I have a file at: c:\source\hello.txt That I want to backup as I modify it often, to here: c:\backups\source\????\hello.txt How can I create such a .bat file to do this? I want the script to ...
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Running batch file in notification area

Is there any simple code that will make my batch file process, when run, to go to the notification area rather than the taskbar?
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Batch File that copies the first 2 lines of a text file into another text file

I have a text file A.txt Pinging [xx.xx.xx.xx] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Ping statistics for xx.xx.xx.xx: Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 0, Lost = 1 (100% loss) I would like to ...
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How to excute commands over SSH in a batch file?

I'm looking to, all in the course of one batch file: ssh into a remote computer execute commands (per the batch file) on the remote host. What options do I need to add to the ssh invocation so ...
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How can I make my computer do a repeated series of tasks by a script file on Windows?

When I want to update a web project of mine, I have to do the following tasks all the time: Open cmd.exe. cd into working directory of project. Run localhost command in cmd.exe (~ jekyll s). Launch ...
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Windows cmd output redirection to standard input ( >&0 )

From a question on Stackoverflow, i've being testing with redirection from/to stdin stream. And this tests, trying to send data to the stdin stream, just to see what happens, end with an apparently ...
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How can I do string translation on the windows command line

If I have something like set value = c:\\some\\path I want to convert this to c:\some\path. How do I do this?
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Programmatically adding entries to Windows 7 Start Menu?

How does one add entries to the Windows 7 start menu for All Users programatically? For example I might want to add the folder MyApps containing a shortcut to myapp.exe and a URL for www.myapp.com. ...
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How can I batch/mass create users for a Filezilla FTP server?

I recently inherited two FTP servers; both systems run Filezilla Server. One has a small user-base so creating users is a small task. The other is huge and needs to have 300+ users created. I estimate ...
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how to automate a batch script

I would like to run a batch script at 5:00pm every day. How to do that? Usually QA people automate their test reports every night for regression and BVT test for example. Has anyone any insight into ...
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Batch moving files to another folder/directory in Windows?

I am getting an error message to the effect of unable to move files to a single file. I am not trying to do this. What I am trying to do is move files from one folder to another folder (staging) and ...
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Command Line : Concatenate multiple files by date

I have got a plenty of .txt files in a directory. The directory also contains .png and some .pdf files. I have successfully concatenated .txt files using this command : @ECHO Off SETLOCAL for /r %%f ...
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Index files and folders in windows

I want to create a database of all files and folders within a specific location (say, E:\movies). How can I do this? Is there any software which can do this for me? Otherwise do I need to write code ...
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Creating a batch OR .bat file to linearize and merge PDFs using QPDF.exe

I am trying to create a batch OR .bat file that will linearize MULTIPLE PDF files. I already have a script I commandeered that uses PDFTK that sends PDFs to the 'sendto' folder where they are ...
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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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Batch script to reboot a Windows 7 PC

I want a system restart batch script to: On first execution, it should put this script in startup folder It should re-start the system. So that it keeps on restarting user's system. Can you ...