Category: Scripting

Detect Windows versions in batch files
article #301, updated 2283 days ago

Here is some excellent code:

http://adamstech.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/use-a-batch-file-to-detect-windows-2k-xp-2003-vista-or-7/

Categories:   Scripting   

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A simple backup system with disk2vhd
article #265, updated 2374 days ago

This works, to back up C drive to \\DEST_SERVER\E$\SHARE, if disk2vhd.exe is within the path:

REM
REM A simple backup system using disk2vhd
REM
REM version 1.3, by J.E.B., 2011-02-22
REM
REM requires 'disk2vhd.exe' to be in the path
REM

setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

REM "DRIVES" can be one drive identifier with colon, multiple separated by spaces,
REM or asterisk for all.  
REM "DEST" can be a drive letter or a UNC.

SET DRIVES="*"
SET DEST="\\SERVER\SHARE"

REM Keep most recent 4 VHD files in DEST, delete the rest

for /f "skip=4 tokens=* delims= " %%a in ('dir/b/o-d %DEST%\*.VHD') do (
del %DEST%\%%a
)

REM Backup to VHD

C:
cd \
DISK2VHD %DRIVES% %DEST%\D2VBK--%date:~-10,2%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-4,4%_TS.VHD

Categories:   Scripting   Backup

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Delete Windows share by script
article #172, updated 2602 days ago

Put the below in a VBS file and run it (from a batch file perhaps) with ‘wscript filename.vbs’.

' The name of the share.
strShareName = "SHARE"

' SERVERNAME has to be the hostname of the machine containing the sahre
Set objfServer = GetObject("WinNT://SERVERNAME/lanmanserver")
objfServer.Delete "Fileshare", strShareName
Set objfServer= Nothing

Categories:   Scripting   Servers

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Hidden Start – Run Console Applications & Batch Files without any Window in the Background
article #165, updated 2619 days ago

A great tool:

http://www.ntwind.com/software/utilities/hstart.html

Categories:   Scripting   Tools

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Example FTP batch (.CMD) script
article #153, updated 2673 days ago

A very good example is on this page:

http://ss64.com/nt/ftp.html

Categories:   Internet Networking   Scripting

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A msgbox in a batch file
article #149, updated 2682 days ago

This works in .CMD files!  A nice little message box.

msg * Hello!!!!!!!!!!

Categories:   Scripting   

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XPSP3 and Adobe Reader 9
article #139, updated 2711 days ago

Just learned this:  in scripted Web applications, there are sometimes incompatibilities between XPSP3 and Adobe Reader 9.  Sometimes both SP3 and Reader 9 have had to be rolled back to previous versions, sometimes just one of the two.

Categories:   Application Issues   Scripting