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Window XP start script before service

PC with Windows XP prof. controls small production line. On Windows start-up I want to backup production data (created last day) before system starts particular service and application. How to start ...
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Add language to Windows XP automatically

I want to automate a process due to the number of computers I have. The problem is that I need to add languages to a large number of XP systems so I can type using French or Arabic keyboards without ...
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1answer
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How to get Windows Script Host to run in XP SP3?

OS: Windows XP SP3 AV: Microsoft Security Essentials Network Environment: Standalone Invocation of wscript.exe fails. The error message is as follows - Initialization of the Windows Script Host ...
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1answer
136 views

Runas dialog stops script execution

I have installed Nmap 6.25 and Python 3.3 in my Windows XP SP3 machine. I have written a python script that calls Nmap and writes its output in a file. I have placed the script's shortcut in the ...
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63 views

Looking for an application/tool for spidering a website that loads more content upon scrolling

I'm looking for an application/tool that will allow me to spider a website where you have to scroll down vertically repeatedly for the whole page to load. I need to be able to define the starting ...
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2answers
1k views

Automatically save documents to a specific folder

I'm doing an internship at a nonprofit organization. There is a share folder setup for employees to save their work to. Unfortunately, many of them forget to save to the share and instead save to ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I remotely restart a Windows XP machine?

I would like to restart a remote XP machine by executing a script on my Windows machine. Any help would be appreciated.
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adding pre- and post- actions around an existing windows program?

There is a program I use all day long and it's data resides in a single, large file. I work at 2 different locations and sometimes also on the road and need current data. In the best of days I ...
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VBScript how to detect hardware plugged in?

I tried searching but I can't seem to be find anything besides USB detection. I want to make a script that detects when the speaker and microphone ports has a device plugged in. Is this possible to ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I log into Administrator in normal mode using Windows XP Home?

I have a machine running Windows XP Home SP3. I have a script that I run regularly on other Windows XP pro boxes that calls the Administrator account to do something. For security purposes, I won't ...
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2answers
1k views

Run a script at logoff on XP Home?

Is this possible without having a process running continuously, listening for WM_QUERYENDSESSION or similar? (or worse still, loading a DLL into the Winlogon process) (Also unacceptable: write a ...
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2answers
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How to extract a complete list of extension types within a directory?

Within a directory, and recursively within it's sub-directories, meaning every directory within a directory is processed, how do I compile a complete list of unique extensions within the directory? ...
0
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1answer
138 views

How can I check if specific applications are open prior to silently installing a program?

(Sorry in advance if this is a duplicate question. I did search and didn't find anything). Windows XP I want to script an MSI installer to run silently (via msiexec). A prerequisite step is that ...
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2answers
163 views

What do I need in order to extract and combine text files from multiple ZIP files, via command line?

I've got an interesting scripting challenge in front of me. I'm fairly certain there's a way to do it, but I feel like I'm probably lacking some particular tools and/or functional knowledge. There's ...
1
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2answers
155 views

How can I automatically run a script from my CD when the OS is up?

I want to write a script that will be run from my CD any time the OS finishes to go up. My questions: What type of script to write? What should I write to cause the script to run automatically when ...
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3answers
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Output List of User's Groups

While easy on Linux, not as easy on Windows from what I've been able to gather so far. I've found the command that kinda does what I want which is: net user username /domain However I wish to strip ...
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1answer
2k views

List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Clear the TEMP folder on shutdown

I am following some instructions in More Ways To Speed Up Windows XP to help speed up my computer. One of those was to delete the temp folder on shutdown. Yet after I shutdown and then boot up, the ...
3
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0answers
401 views

VPN on-connection scripting

I use a VPN to connect to the office from home. I use Windows XP's built-in VPN support for this. Due to some unfortunate subnet choices, I must run a script to set up some network routes every time ...
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2answers
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How can I run a web page in task scheduler every day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser? Tomorrow I will go holiday and I can't connect to internet for 5 days. In my SO account I have 64 consecutive ...
2
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4answers
4k views

Accessing a remote mounted directory from Windows CMD.EXE

I have a remote directory that is shared and mounted to my localhost. I know the remote directory is mounted and shared correctly as I can read, write, execute the file during a normal mouse and click ...
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2answers
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How to disable Symantec Endpoint protection temporarily?

I would like to temporarily disable Norton anti virus. I know that this is done by right clicking the Norton icon in the Windows tray and then clicking enable/disable. What I would like to do is ...
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4answers
5k views

Run a script when Windows resumes from suspend/hibernate state?

Is there a way to have Windows (XP, Vista and 7) run a script when a machine returns from hibernate/suspend mode? It would be okay with me if the script runs after the user unlocks a locked session ...
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1answer
1k views

Intercept a Windows XP logoff or shutdown with a custom message

When a users logs out of their computer, I would like a way of displaying a message to them asking if they remembered to set their out of office and email forwarding, I'd like to give them the chance ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Using Active Directory commands in Powershell

How can I use Active Directory commands in a Powershell script?
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0answers
655 views

Retrieving a registry variable in a batch script

I wish to write a batch script (windows XP) that extracts certain installation paths from the registry. How would one go about writing such a script? I have written the following - I am (as you ...
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6answers
19k views

What tool can generate MD5 from the command-line?

Is there any tool that can automate by script to generate file MD5? I used to use Cygwin but I am looking for another solution without having Cygwin installed.
1
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1answer
5k views

Set Permanent System variable through bat file

This is a follow-up to Set Permanent Environmental Variable in Windows XP. I want to change System variables in XP through running a bat file. But when I run it I get the error "Too many command-line ...
6
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1answer
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Set Permanent Environmental Variable in Windows XP

I want to set environmental variables permanently through a batch file. Is there a command to set Permanent Environmental Variable (other than SETX) for Windows XP service pack 3? command SETX ...
0
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1answer
256 views

logging into network share

I am logging into a network share through a batch script to start a test I can get the shared program logged in but then up comes the windows prompt "run" or "cancel". Not all of the machines have ...
4
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3answers
2k views

How can I logoff and go to stand-by via Win XP script?

I am looking for a way to write a script (of any sort) that would both log me off my local Windows account and also immediatedly put the computer to sleep / stand-by. I've found solutions that can do ...
8
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1answer
9k views

Run a batch command for every file in a directory

I have a Java program working with this syntax: command.jar namefile I have to run this program for 1600 files in a directory. How can I run this command for every file automatically? Is there a ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to make AutoHotKey select text?

I've seen a lot of info (here & elsewhere) about things you can get AutoHotKey to do with text once the user has selected it, but is there a way to have an AHK script select the text itself? I'm ...
3
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3answers
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Windows xp command to search for files

What is the easiest way to search for files from a command line on Windows XP? I want to look for files created since a certain date, bigger than a certain size, or on a certain drive. Ideally I ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to set custom JPG wallpaper using script for new user accounts (WinXP)

I'm trying to discover a way to use a script (batch file commands) to set a .jpg image as the wallpaper for a new user account. If this can't work, then I could use a logon script for that user, once ...
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2answers
2k views

Script or Batch File to Automate Logon from Welcome Screen

Is there a script or batch file to automate the log-on process from the XP Welcome screen? As all details are the same Username, Password, and Domain in a room of 30 machines. The reason I don't use ...
0
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1answer
199 views

VBScript with Permissions to Certain Groups

In the root there’s a folder called “med” inside that folder there’s a folder called “Medprogs” and inside that folder there’s a file called “Ansi.key” C:\Med\Medprogs\Ansi.key I need the ...
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3answers
1k views

Internet Explorer Script Error when closing System Information window

When I close the System Information window I get the following error: Internet Explorer Script Error An error has occurred in the script on this page. Line: 86 Char: 1 Error: Object expected Code: 0 ...
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5answers
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Automating application start by using scripts on XP

When I come to work, I spent several boring minutes running my applications. I start IDE, mail client, web browser, bug tracking system, Total Commander, ProcessExplorer and DebugView. Most of those ...
2
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2answers
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Give the path to the inserted USB key to a script

I'd like to run a given Perl script whenever I connect my camera to my PC, so that this script will download all the photos on it. But as the drive letter for the camera may change depending on ...