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Can't add user via command line

Question: Can't add user via command line

I am trying to add a user via the command line through a virtual pc I added with VMWare. I'm running windows 10, and unable to add because this is what I get when I open CMD: I can't go beyond this point, I keep getting error messages. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Tina

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Answer: Can't add user via command line

Have you tried doing this via an elevated command prompt? Right click on the start button icon and select Command Prompt (Admin)

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I am trying to add a user via the command line through a virtual pc I added with VMWare. I'm running windows 10, and unable to add because this is what I get when I open CMD: I can't go beyond this point, I keep getting error messages. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Tina

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Hi,

I have a Win10 Enterprise version. I have set 3 Languages under the Setting -> Language. I can manually switch between the 3 languages under the Language setting page (by the set as primary language, then perform a sign out and sign in with the same user againg).

However, I want to automate the language switching by command. Can any one advise me how to do it?

Thank you.

Regards,
Billy

Answer:Change User Language by command line

That will not work, is not possible.

I know your situation, I myself need Windows in four languages. I wholeheartedly recommend the same fast and easy solution to you as what I use.

Each user account in Windows 10 can be set to use different display language. In my case the main user account I mostly use as well as a local admin account are both set to use the original Windows install language UK English. In addition I have created three local user accounts naming them simply as Finnish, Swedish and German and installed respective language packs (Suomi = Finnish, Svenska = Swedish, Deutsch = German):


Whenever I need fast access to Windows in another language, I simply switch user by clicking my avatar in Start and selecting language / account I need:


When starting the PC I can select in which language I want to use Windows:


(Click to enlarge.)
Simple, easy and fast.

Kari

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A pc here at the office had a bad motherboard. I replaced the motherboard, ran Windows repair and am at the logon screen. I click the username and ask the guy for his password. He says it's blahblah, but blahblah does not work. I boot into safe mode to access the Administrator account so I can remove the password. When I click to log in as Administrator, it says This copy of Windows cannot be activated in Safe Mode.

I am needing some sort of tool to remove the existing user account password or one to create a new user account so I can log in and get to the activation screen.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Create XP User from command line or using bootup tool?

You can access the Administrator account without being in safe mode.

Just type in Administrator as the username.
 

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

Answer:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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How do you create user and groups on the command line with ms-dos ? Also how do you assign user to groups

Answer:Create user & groups through DOS command line (POST 1)

There are no users or groups in MS-DOS. Therefore, you cannot create them.

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.
 

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How do you create user and groups on windows command line interface ? And how do you assign the users to groups?

Answer:Create user & groups through windows command line (POST 2)

Why do you post twice?Your previous post improperly expressed (there is no DOS in Win 7) was moved to the correct Forum by the moderator that followed an user remark.

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Background: My computer has had viruses lately. it started with poweliks which is known to exploit rundll and powershell. I succeeded to remove it using eset and also manually going through all knows infection points. Yesterday, something else began, running lots of hidden and encrypted browsers inside emieuserlist. I'm not sure if that was a virus or normal way of IE11 enterprise mode. But I spotted dllhost again and killed all those processes and ran sophos and trend micro house call.
 
Situation now: I'm left with a rundll that starts without command line, user name or description at startup. I cannot find how it is started using msconfig. right clicking on it from task manager and choosing properties does nothing. right clicking and choosing create dump file gives an access denied error.
 
What I have done: I downloaded sysinternals procdump and made a dump of it (which task manager could not do). But don't have enough experience of win debugging to actually understand what it does. 
 
Request: I need someone that can analyze win programs and dumps and malware to help me see how this rundll is started and what exactly it is up to.
 
system info: windows 7 enterprise 64-bit

Answer:rundll32 runs at startup with no command line, user name or description

I also ran kaspersky, with nothing serious reported.
Another symptom is, the computer takes a lot time after login and before desktop is shown, several minutes of just a blue screen with a mouse pointer...

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hi!
does anybody know how to create(with command line or maybe by script) a user
(XP Local User Profiles in a domain environment), that will log in for domain
(not for the computer)? to be clear, after joining the domain, i'd like to
create a profile (for example with administration privileges) for my domain
account. of course, the account is already created in the domain (active
directory) and i'd like create a windows xp profile only...
 

Answer:creating XP Local User Profiles in a domain environment with command line

to be more clear, i would like to the same thing as:

(join the domain)
control panel/user acccounts/add user
choose name and domain, choose privileges
click finish

because if iuse a command "net user" i can create a user, who won't log into domain, but
into local computer. and i think it's impossible to change it. hopefully,
there is a way of creating a new user, who will log into a domain from the
beginning....
 

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?
 

Answer:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla
 

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i want start a Run a scheduled task via command line like this:

Code:

%SystemRoot%\system32\taskschd.msc /Run /TN "RegIdleBackup"
when i run the cmd in the prompt as admin the shedular task GUI pop up but the task not start.

Is there a solution?

Is the problem related to windows 10 ?

Answer:Run a scheduled task via command line via command line

Hi, assuming you want to set up a scheduled registry backup, why not take advantage of this free tool, which also offers various repairs?

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.
 

Answer:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.
 

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Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

Answer:Whats the command line command to stop a process?

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Originally Posted by djw2009913


Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.




Click on Start, then run
type in cmd to get to command prompt
type in taskkill /f kbd.exe

The forward slash /f forces it to kill the process.
Here is link for some examples

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips446.html

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Hello,

I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)

FLVPARSER

For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
Your file will be split into ... Read more

Answer:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hello all, what command would I run to set JUST the secondary DNS on clients machine, and nothing else? I appreciate the help! :)

Answer:[SOLVED] What is the command line command to set up secondary DNS?

:) Anyone have any idea? Maybe this can be moved to the 2003 server forum?

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I have created a manuals package. The package has a main file that everything else is linked to. I can create a self extracting exe program from pkzip application. What I don't know how to do is have the program create a shortcut to the main file from this program. If it is not possible to do this with pkzip then what application will do this.i.e. I want to have something say "Would you like to create a shortcut to Manuals or your desktop?" in the or any file extraction application.Thank youRJT

Answer:How to create self extracting command line command

You can create a WinScript file (.vbs extension)Example:set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")         strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")         set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Shortcut Script.lnk")         oShellLink.TargetPath = WScript.ScriptFullName         oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1         oShellLink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+F"         oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"         oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Script"         oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop         oShellLink.SaveYou'll have to change the parameters for your own situation. Good Luck!

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If I use the power icon and thenclick sleep my backup software will wake up my computer and backup run myschedule.
If I use any of the followingcommand lines, the software cannot wake my computer, I have ran ?powercfg/h /off? at C:\windows\system32 in Powershell as administrator
Does anyone know of a bettercommand to put the computer to sleep?
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Standby
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll, SetSuspendState Standby
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exePowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep 0,1,0
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll, SetSuspendStateSleep 0,1,0
Doyou know of a better command to put the computer to sleep

I downloaded psshutdown
C:\Windows\psshutdown.exe -d -t xx xx= number of sec till sleep

Answer:Win 10 home 64 bit command line Sleep command

JimO said:

If I use the power icon and thenclick sleep my backup software will wake up my computer and backup run myschedule.
If I use any of the followingcommand lines, the software cannot wake my computer, I have ran?powercfg/h /off? at C:\windows\system32 in Powershell as administrator
Does anyone know of a bettercommand to put the computer to sleep?
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Standby
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll, SetSuspendState Standby
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exePowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep 0,1,0
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll, SetSuspendStateSleep 0,1,0
Doyou know of a better command to put the computer to sleep



The first one simply turns Hibernation off, disables Fast Startup, and deletes the system file hiberfil.sys. I'm not aware of connection with Sleep or waking up on a trigger. I have these settings, as stated, on my machine, and I can still put it to sleep and wake it up. I'm not familiar with the last four at all, although sleep states are usually (I think) set in the BIOS. Whatever is set there is available in the OS. S0-S4, I think. Maybe S5.

A little more info here: NO Hibernation just SLEEP

Also, you might want to check your advanced power plan settings to see if you have enabled wake timers.

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

Answer:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I need some help, but probably don't have a full grasp on the problem, so don't really know how to ask for help. I will describe what I have and hopefully, it will help to describe what I want to accomplish.

I have a Linksys router with DD-WRT installed. I am able to SSH/Telnet into the router. I would like to be able to reboot or shutdown my computer remotely from the command line during a Putty/SSH session.

Here is how I make the session connection: In Putty, I enter
the static IP address and port (default is 22) under "Session".
Under "SSH > Tunnels" I enter the "source port" (again, 22)
and "Destination" (ex - 192.168.0.5:3389), then hit "Add", then "Open"

This opens a command line, where I enter "user" and "pwd"
(the defaults are root and admin). I am now connected to my
router and I can use Remote Desktop to get control over my
remote computer (using XP Pro).

My question is: While at the command prompt, is there a
command to reboot or shutdown my remote computer? Is there a list
of other commands that are available here?

BTW, at the command prompt, I can start my remote computer (Wake on LAN) by typing the following command:
/usr/sbin/wol -i 192.168.0.5 MA:CAD:RE:SS:44
(where the last portion is the MAC address)
 

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

Answer:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I want to create a setup whereas a command line command can be run from any directory/folder, without having to be in the directory/folder whereas the command line command resides ?

Answer:Executing command line command anywhere ?

Add the directory the cmd or bat files resides in to the PATH environment variable.





Quote:
To check or modify the system PATH environment variable, do the following:

XP: Right clock on My Computer
Vista, 7: Right click on Computer
Windows 8, 10: Right click on This PC

Select Properties

Vista, 7, 8, 10: Click on Advanced System Properties on the left

On the Advanced tab, click on Environment Variables
Under System Variables, scroll down to Path
Select it then click Edit

An easy way to look at all of it is to right click on the highlighted Variable Value field and select copy, then start Notepad and paste the data into there. That way you can easily look at all of it.

It's also a lot easier to make changes in Notepad then copy and paste the changed data back into the Path Variable Value field.

Click Ok as needed to exit when done

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Hello and thank you for reading my post.

If I'm logged in Windows as user "u1", I can execute "cmd.exe" "as administrator" by choosing

Code:
"Start" -> "cmd.exe" and right-click "Run as administrator".
I would like to start another "cmd.exe" console as "u2" and "as administrator".
(So, "u2" is not the current logged in user).

The following command:

Code:
u1 cmd.exe> runas /user:u2 "cmd.exe"
runs "cmd.exe" as "u2" but not "as administrator".

I would like to do this in command line. Can you tell me how?

Best regards.

Nota:
u1 cmd.exe> means: I'm running "cmd.exe" as "u1".

Answer:Run "cmd.exe" as a given user and "as administrator" in command line

Hi Lea,

I don't believe that what you want to accomplish is possible. This is because Windows only "runs" one login at a time, unlike some true multi user operating systems, such as Linux.

If your logged in as U1, then you can only perform operations as U1, or as the Administrator. As far as running things as the Administrator is concerned, I believe in this case that you simply inherit the Administrators permission levels, thus permitting you to perform elevated activities.

If your U1 login has Administrator privileges then running as Administrator will be no different to running as U1!

Good luck

Davo

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Hi,

I would like to know what is the command for delete files and shortcuts on current user desktop.

Is it del C:\documents and settings\*\local settings\desktop\popup blocker stops popups.lnk?

Using winxp pro. I know it is easlier to use windows explorer but I am doing this for interest.

Thank you.

Answer:Need some help on command line pls.

You are roughly right. When you open the DOS box, it will automatically be logged on the current user's account: C:\Documents and Settings\Account Name\

from there, change to the folder where the file or shortcut is located (for example, type CD Desktop, then press [ENTER]. Then type DEL (name of file or shorcut) and press [ENTER]

For stubborn files which won't delete while Windows is running, open the DOS box then end the EXPLORER.EXE process which quits the Windows shell but leaves the DOS box open for you to issue the DEL command on the stubborn file. When done, bring up the task-manager again (CTRL-ALT-DEL), log-off then log-on to restart the Windows shell.

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Question: Command Line Help

Hey, can anyone help me. I am trying to make a File using CMD edit which could dump all the tasks running. I can?t figure the code; I got "tasklist" part but then....
So I am a little lost, :dead: well actually I have no idea what I am doing . And while you are at it, can someone recommend me a program which has all the command lines and what they do. Or even those "click a command" programs (if there is one). Thanks.

(for the :suspiciou "why do I want it" folks, well I would copy the file on my USB disk drive, take it to the cafe down below and see which programs they are running - there is this program which, when I type "Patch" in the internet explorer shuts it down and so I am not able to download all those Quake, Farcry, Doom, Painkiller, Halflife and etc. patches which improve performance and add a little more game play. Then I would make another file which would shutdown those processes. Hope I am not confusing you guys.)
 

Answer:Command Line Help

Easiest way I can think of is to use
tasklist > "directory you want file in"\tasklist.txt
But I'm not sure I understand what you're asking for here. Perhaps you can try to clarify a bit?
 

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Question: Command line

I wish to have downloads from the Web transferred directly to a file I have on my desktop. Presently it goes to program files/x86/program name. I wish it to go to my desktop and into "My Downloads". if possible. Can anyone help me accomplish this task? I need the command line. Thank you.

Answer:Command line

Hi Alvin,

First, if you aren't prompted for where to download files, see the following article to make sure that happens: Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File.

Second, if you are prompted but don't like where it selects and want it to be a different location (like the folder on your desktop), check out the following article: How to change the default download directory for Internet Explorer | Windows Reference.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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How do we check if IE has finished downloading a file through command line..?

Answer:IE 6 Command line help

Start>Search>Name of File. Most downloads tell you when they're finished and if you need to manually install.

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I've been messing around with the ftp program in Windows XP's command prompt, and I've got something odd happening.

I uploaded a copy of AVG to my own website so I wouldn't have to hunt for it and so I could use this ftp program to download it. After giving the "get" command with the file name, the file downloads. But when it's done...if I go to run it, a new command prompt window opens for a split second, shows nothing, and disappears. This has happened on two different PCs now.

If I use a web browser to download the files, it works. I'm not sure what to make out of this. Could I be doing something wrong?
 

Answer:FTP at the command line

Sounds right, FTP is pretty simple. What is the FTP server on the other end that is dishing out the file?
 

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Question: Command Line

I am using Remote Destop Connection through Terminal Server for my stores to log into our point of sale, Which is on a Windows 2003 Server. Under the user accounts, it says I can have TS automatically open a specific program when they log in, but I have to enter that programs command line. How do I find what the command line for that progrram is?

Our pos also has an email client built in which can scan files with antivirus software. I need to find the command line for Norton AV too.
 

Answer:Command Line

I would think they are talking about the path to the file.

c:\Program Files\etc.....
 

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Hi,
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I wanted to ask a tricky question.

I want to be able to access another PC via telnet (this I can do easily via RADMIN software) which gives the the CMD prompt access.

I then want to be able to launch a Sound file (or similiar) so that the user on the other end just hears whatever sound I have triggered (i.e. it doesn't have to launch WMP or similiar software).

Any ideas on how to do this?

I know it can be done as a clever guy I used to work with set it up and it was quite comical in the office when he was able to trigger cow noises, etc from anyone's PC by remoting in via the backend.

Cheers

Dave

Answer:run exe via command line

I don't know the answer, I just want to subscribe in case someone else does !

I suppose if you could figure out how the default Windows sounds are triggered you could find the command line to run them.

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Question: command line

is it possible to creat an admin account through a non admin account via command line?

Wolf
 

Answer:command line

Not without admin rights, no.
 

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Question: DEL command line

If I have created a new folder on my C: file and named it: "Odd Bods" for example.

Using the DEL Command Prompt in XP, what is the exact syntax to forcibly delete it?

I have tried by opening the Command Prompt and typing in "CD \" then enter to bring up the cursor "C:\>". Then I have typed: "Del /F Odd Bods" and "enter". The message then comes up; "Are you sure? y/n". I then type: "y" and enter, but the folder is not deleted.

Help!
 

Answer:DEL command line

If folder is on desktop:

Start
Run
Enter 'cmd /k' (no quotes)
Enter 'cd\' (will get you the C:\ prompt)
Enter 'cd\Documents and Settings\{your user name}\Desktop'
Enter 'dir /w'


If you can see the item, Enter 'erase [filename]'

del [filename] also works - for a directory (maybe folders too) RD [directory] works


edit: if you do the Start, run, cmd /k thing then type 'help' you'll get a list of the limited MSDOS commands remaining in the poor excuse for DOS XP supports.

For details on those, type, for example, 'help del' and you'll get the possible options.
 

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Question: command line

Hi Everyone...When I go to my computer and hit start button then the run button and type in 'ipconfig' or 'config' and some times other commands the screen comes up just for a spilt second and then it disappears. Now I have been in my registry trying to tweak my computer using blackviper.com tweak XP. I don't know if this has anything to do with but its the last thing I have done. I not sure when this started either. I run windows XP Pro sp 3 and its running pretty good right now. But something is wrong and I not sure where to start so if this makes any sense to someone I need some advice Please....and thanks tooLeRoyjoeEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:command line

open a command prompt window first
type cmd and then hit enter, and the command prompt window should open and any commands you now type wont disappear

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Wiondows XP has lost startup files. What is command line to copy all these files back onto machine for startup? And what is the complete set of files needed? thanks.

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I was given a laptop to try an repair. None of the applications would open, it either asked how you want to open it or say no application found. After several tries I was able to do a virus scan. Couple Trojans and virus. Still no change in laptop. I googled the question and found someone asking a question with similar problem & was told to download this scan. I figured I had nothing to lose the laptop wasn't working so I outsmarted the virus & downloaded the program... After downloading, it needed to reboot. but before I allowed it to reboot I noticed the applications suddenly working... Rebooted & scanned. Its came up with 4 Trojans, 4 viruses & over 200 accounts of spyware. To remove them was $40 with $30 mail in rebate... My friend suggested that what I had downloaded was one of those scams that give you the Trojan & make you think they are getting rid of it for a price. They suggested I do a killdisk to wipe out the HDD and reinstall the OS.
Killdisk worked, it says I need to do a FDISK & FORMAT before I can download the new OS. I can't figure out how to do that. I get a blank black screen with a curser but it won't take any code. I have tried downloading the OS (windows XP) and it says it can't find any hard disk drives.

What am I doing wrong?
 

Answer:how do you get a command line?

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How can I turn something like this:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,75,00,72,00,\
6c,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,30,00,00,00

into a Reg add command?

I need to turn a series of reg edits into a .bat to run, and am a little confused on how to convert between the two formats.

The original I have is from a .reg edit file, and I need to convert the keys to a .bat/ .cmd

Thanks!
 

Answer:Command Line Reg help

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Question: command-line log?

does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current command.com session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!

MS
 

Answer:command-line log?

No log, usually. You would need something like 4NT or PowerCmd to log command actions.
 

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Question: command line

Are there any Windows equivalent commands for the following commands on Linux:

1.to launch a process one after another U type this:

Code:
foo1 && foo2 && foo3 & ...
2.to launch a process with a certain delay U type the following:

Code:
at +5min foo
3.to launch a process from a terminal but only in the background U just type & at the end of command.
 

Answer:command line

"at" is a simple dos command that still exists. type "help at" at the command prompt. Same for the "&&" placeholder (eg. dir && edit lists directory contents and starts the editor after that).
 

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Question: command line

Dear TS,

Currently I am working in access, fine tuning a little database.
In this little proggie I have made a button that directly links to a .bat-file that does nothing but open the folder H:/foto (Dutch)

In that folder are several kinds of criminal offenses.

It works like this for the user:

They click the photo-button, the folder opens and they will find by manual search the picture corresponding to the crime report. the pictures in that folder are ordered in sub-categories for a clear view.

What I'd d like to achieve is that the security-officials ONLY type something like "stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign" in a text bar and that they then click the photo-button and the H:/foto/stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign folder opens.

I know the idea of typing (part of a) directory and then press a button is just as lame as just viewing a folder that has only 25 sub folders anyway, but it's just what the security-officials want...

Thank you very much for your attention and help,

sincerely,

Meneer Geerts.
 

Answer:command line

I have an idea...don't know if it would work. Make a table in access; query to search the table on the partial name; attribute in the table is the full directory name or even the entire command line string. Put this on a macro that sends the result of the query to the command line?
lika2know
 

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I recently installed new software that requires adding a command line to allow the software to restart and configure itself at start up. The manufacturer, who hasn't responded to my e-mail gives instructions to automatically load this software already configured by using the "command line". I'm using XP Pro. I believe that it's the last line below that needs to be loaded but my question is how do I so this. Here are the manufacturers instructions.
Usage:
VSPEmulator.exe <config file path> <options>
Config file is a special file with extension ".vspe" that can be created using VSPE "Save as..." command.
Options are additional parameters that can be passed to VSPE to manage its basic behavior.
-minimize : minimize VSPE dialog
-hide_splash : do not show splash window
Example:

Execute VSPE and automatically load configuration file
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe

Execute, load configuration file, hide splash and minimize VSPE
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe -minimize -hide_splash
 

Answer:How do i use the command line in xp

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Question: Command Line

Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?

Thanks-

Answer:Command Line

  
Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz


Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?

Thanks-


Not that I'm aware of, but if you click the start orb, type "cmd" (without quotes) then right-click "cmd.exe" in the search results, you can then select "Run as Administrator" (but you already knew that...)

Here is a part of the switches available to CMD.EXE (You can get more by opening a command line window, then type "CMD /?" (without quotes) and pressing <ENTER>:


Code:
C:\Users\Peter Dzomlija>cmd /?
Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter
CMD [/A | /U] [/Q] [/D] [/E:ON | /E:OFF] [/F:ON | /F:OFF] [/V:ON | /V:OFF]
[[/S] [/C | /K] string]
/C Carries out the command specified by string and then terminates
/K Carries out the command specified by string but remains
/S Modifies the treatment of string after /C or /K (see below)
/Q Turns echo off
/D Disable execution of AutoRun commands from registry (see below)
/A Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be ANSI
/U Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be
Unicode
/T:fg Sets the foreground/background colors (see COLOR /? for more info)
/E:ON Enable command extensions (see below)
/E:OFF Disable command extensions (see below)
/F:ON Enable file and directory name completion characters (see below)
/F:OFF Disable file and... Read more

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Question: AOL Command Line?

Foolishly signed up for AOL broadband (out of sheer laziness, I really should have known better!) and have found their online help to be a bit hazy in the area of commandline/batch commands.

What I want to be able to do is exit AOL, confirm my exit, exit AOL communicator (the nearest thing to POP3 that AOL offer) and shut down a few other programs I use all at once by means of a batch file.

Any ideas whether this is doable (the batch side of things I'm happy with, just the AOL command line stuff I'm not sure on).

Thanks guys.
 

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Question: command line

how do you change the messenger startup setting from disabled to automatic through the command line.

Answer:command line

can't. you have to change it to manual in the control panel before you can change it on the cmd line.

services.msc
change setting. Then use cmd for the rest...

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Hi Guy's and Girls,

Just first off I've never been too good with CMD and only an Apprentice in my company I work for.

Now something I've wanted to do for awhile was to make the following but I don't necassirealy I know how to do this in one batch file:

I would need a Batch file that is able to read the follow;
Find Current Hard Drive Space and What is used (Dir can do this as far as im aware)
Convert the CMD information Into either a Excel Document or a .txt format.


If anyone could lend me a hand with this that would be great.

P.S the drives I want to make a log of are Server Destinations so i can monitor their disk space daily.

Regards
New Member
Dale

Answer:Command Line - Help

I don't know if this might help. I have a command line program that gives the free space in B KB MB GB using the largest appropriate. It's df.exe for disk free

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df /?

df.exe 1.0.9.1 Copyright 2014 favessoft.com

Usage: df [ C D \\Name\Share ]
free disk space in one of B KB MB GB

( Truncated to 3 decimal places. )

example:
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c
383.848 GB Free on c:

If you would like to try it, it is free and may be downloaded from my page here:
Miles Ahead Software

Edit: you can use command line redirection to output to a file.
For example to append the result to test.txt you can do
df c: >>test.txt

Edit2: You may specify more than one drive on the line.
Example:
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c e
383.848 GB Free on c:
65.669 GB Free on e:

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]

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Question: command line

How do I create a batch file that will execute an exe and have this syntax "omnimm -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001" follow through:-e.gecho offstart "C:\program files\omniback\bin\omnimm.exe" omnimm -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001What I would like to know is how can the above action be incooperated to the exe file when it is executed?

Answer:command line

combine the line.eg.echo offstart "C:\Program Files\omniback\bin\omnimm.exe -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001"that should be what you need (tested on XP SP2, works for me)

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Do any of you guys know how to restart a network card? (disable/enable) from the command line in windows (particularly windows server 2003). I want to create a batch script to restart this if the server can't connect to something on the internet after a certain time period.

I'm having a problem with a network card just stopping to respond for some reason and the only way I can get it to work again is to restart it that way unless i want to restart the whole server. I had this problem with another server as well. About all I can think of is either the switch is malfunctioning or i'm screwing up some sort of dns issue.
 

Answer:Command Line

wouldn't it make more sense to try and figure out what is causing your problems? Patching things with duct tape won't get you far.
 

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does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current command.com session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!

MS

Answer:Log Of Command Line?

No to both. I'm unaware of an easy way to do this, preferring to save my sessions with the screen capture utility and pasting it into MSPaint.

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Ok short version first

I need to find a way to put the output of one program into the command line of another.

Dates.exe -> 6-3-2005
Zip %dates%.zip *.html
output into 6-3-2005.zip
is basicly what I want to do

If that doesn't make sence heres the long version

I have a stat program that generates html files, now in order to sort them I want to use the date as a filename for the zip file. So I have a date program that outputs the right format and a command line archive utility(zip program). .... MY Problem is I can't figure out how to set a variable from a txt file or output of the Date program, or use the output of the Date program in the command line of the zip program.

If anyonw can help please do.

Answer:Need some command line help

anyone?

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Question: DOS Command Line

Hi there-

Just reorganising my Library and for reasons I won't bore you with, need to do some mass amendments to Filenames to get rid of extraneous Info as I'm tight on Space.

So, for instance, I have a Folder (DIRectory) with one hundred PDF, Mobi, RAR, ZIP, CBR and CBZ files in it all with filenames in the following format :-

Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand) [Title of Short Story/Novel/Graphic Novel].???

As :-

a) I do happen to know who H Rider Haggard is (having read my first book of his 55 years ago when I was Ten)
b) All the Files are going to go into a Directory (Folder) Entitled "Henry Rider Haggard" (in case I suddenly get struck down with Oldtimer's disease)

then I want to get rid of the words "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)" which is common to every Filename.

My latest attempt at a Command Line blanket change from within the Folder (Directory) was the DOS command -

REN "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)"*.??? *.???

I have also tried :-

Using the different extensions (.CBR .ZIP .RAR etc ) to change them 20 or 30 at a time
Using the same Format but *.* instead of *.???
Using no Inverted Commas on the part of the Description that I want to get rid of

Yes, I DO realise that in the time I have spent fiddling about with Command Line and composing this Post I COULD have done the whole thing Manually, BUT I have Sixty Five separate Authors to create Directories (Folders)... Read more

Answer:DOS Command Line

There is no such thing as Dos. Dos went the way of the Dodo bird, after 98 died. You have a Command window, that you can do certain things in. But what you are wanting to do, I am lost. It sounds like you are telling a story, not asking a question.

If you want to change a file name, you do it from Explorer in the Desktop. If you want to edit a file, you do it from what ever program was used to create the file.

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Question: Run Command Line

Anybody know the Run command to show ip address' etc on a XP and Vista machine. Cheers all

Answer:Run Command Line

I know that you start with cmd

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... display an HTML file in the command prompt?

I know I've seen it before...

You go into command prompt, give the command or commands, and it would display the html file... obviously as text, with some information before it and so forth.

Does anyone know what it is/how to do it? I can't remember where I saw it and I can't remember how to do it...
 

Answer:Command line command to...

type filename.txt or in your case, type filename.html
 

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I want to store >> into a SET variable.

Normally, I would do this:
Code:
SET VARIABLE=>>
However this returns an error.

How can I store >> without using quotation marks?

It needs to be >> in order for my script to work correctly?

Hope you guys can help.

Thanks.
 

Answer:SET command in Command Line

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Where can I find a command-line utility that is either freeware or open source that will run from the Windows XP command line to extract *.gz files and *.tar files?Thanks.Phil.

Answer:Command-line decompression for *.gz

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000506.htm

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I wrote a .bat script to automate downloading of .wav files from an ftp site. I'm trying to use wildcard characters because the first 19 characters of the file name change on a weekly basis. I keep getting an error when trying to download the files though. I use a similar script on a daily basis to download files from another ftp site but that download is in the ftp site main directory. Below is script in question, removed access credentials and site name:

%windir%\system32\ftp.exe -s:%0
goto done
@echo off
open ftpsitename
username
password
binary
hash

cd /some/directory/here

lcd R:\foldername

get *******************_H1S1.wav
get *******************_H1S2.wav
get *******************_H1S3.wav
get *******************_H2S1.wav
get *******************_H2S2.wav
get *******************_H2S3.wav
get *******************_H3S1.wav
get *******************_H3S2.wav
get *******************_H3S3.wav
get *******************_H4S1.wav
get *******************_H4S2.wav
get *******************_H4S3.wav
get *******************_H4S4.wav

bye
:done
@echo off

Answer:command line FTP download help

Hey there .o/

Hmm I think wildcards do not work with Windows' "plain" ftp client. They do with wget though - or at least according to GNU Wget, and you can get Windows binaries from here.

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Hi,
I am trying to run a command line prompt utility from Microsoft on windows 7. Sure I am doing something wrong, after I click the downloaded .exe file the command prompt pops up briefly then disappears. Can someone explain the basics of running a command line utility on win7? Thanks!


This is the one I am trying to run....(this is just one of many on this site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/default.aspx)

Whois

Answer:How to run a command line utility?

Please explain in further detail. I can get to the sight, but don't know what you are after.

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everytime i try and start a command line program, the program flickers then exits, this is extremely irritating and i am trying to run command lines with no luck pleaseee help me out on this one!

Answer:Command line error!!

Howdy d213753

Are you clicking Run..the typing in command? Also you can try typing in cmd.exe

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There is a small batch file I would like to execute. I have cut and pasted it from another source.
The batch file failed repeatedly.

Then I attempted to run the statements individually at the command prompt.
Things still failed.

Example:

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM followed by a command in " " marks needs my machine name which is msi64-PC. The machine description is msi64.

But the statement bombs and says pretty much it can't find any part of the statement that is correct.

I can copy out the exact error if needed. But the problem seems to be I'm not pointing at the right thing in the first place or there is a directory conflict.

The sequence is

reg load MY_SYSTEM followed by " a command statement to "0Windows\System32\config\system" in quotes

reg delete followed by what to delete

reg unload which is MY_SYSTEM (to get out of the command)

All of these fail.

I should be able to run the load command at least with no argument from Win7

that statement from the sample looks like this:

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM "%~dp0 (zero)Windows\System32\config\system"

I can add the error at a follow up

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Ok, maybe I'm an idiot or this just doesn't plain work, here is what I am trying to do:

I open a new command line window and it defaults me to the root directory of my C: drive. I am trying to access my desktop at c:\documents and settings\username\desktop and when I try to cd to this directory this is what I get:


Code:
C:\>cd doc*
Invalid directory

C:\>cd Documents and Settings
Too many paramaters - and

C:\>cd Documents*
Invalid directory

WTF? I very rarely use DOS anymore, in fact this is a work laptop and I think it is time to install cygwin, at least Linux command line works Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Win XP command line problems

It'll want the 8 character shortcut for filenames larger than 8 characters. The format is the first 6 characters followed by a ~1. So "Documents and settings" would be "docume~1".

Try "cd docume~1" and see what happens.

Also - cd doc* won't work in dos. The CD command doesn't accept wildcards (the * )
 

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Hi, I have a very specific need. I need to find out the [unknown] command line arguments/switches of an executable. The executable does not have the /? switch, so a simple solution such as that will not work. I know a few switches that it has, such as /win and /norender. I also have PE explorer if that helps any. So, does anyone have a way of finding the switches without "/?" ?

Answer:Command Line Arguments

there is no way, aside from the programs help files, to see how it manipulates and parses the command-line.It's likely that the switches themselves are saved as plaintext somewhere- the trick is that they are unlikely to be stored as say, "/norender" or "/win" instead, try looking for "norender" or "win", and look for other, nearby words in the area where you find them.

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So I've got another command line problem. I am trying to create and edit batch files on a win 7 core i7 system. So I get to the root c directory, type edit, hit enter, and it says "edit is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Why won't it open the editor?

Answer:another command line problem

Which editor are you trying to open? "Edit" is not any command line phrase I know of...

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So I'm geting a new Hard drive for my HTPC and I Watched and Saved all of my TV Shows and Movies to another HDD but is there any way I can save the directory tree (The whole list of Directires and all of the Sub direcories in each folder) To a Text file
Maybe along the lines of some thing like this

Code:

G:\
G:\ Recorded TV Shows\
G:\Recorded TV Shows\Family Guy
G:\Recorded TV Shows\American Dad

But in order and with all of my folder and subfolders Thanks
 

Answer:Command Line\ Dos GURUS I need Help

A few methods:

dir /s g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

dir /s /b g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

dir /s /w g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

Each of those should leave a file on your desktop. I recomend the third one.
 

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Question: Command line usage

Hie everyone. i am new to computer science.may you please help me with the commands of command prompt and their meanings. A printable document or link to these commands would help. Thank you.

Answer:Command line usage

Hello and Welcome -Please note that the following material is very educational, and is not designed as a "put down" towards any beginner -OK - A few basis lessons for you to start with - I would first purchase or download Windows For DummiesThis is NOT being personal towards you, but it is a very Educational book -command prompt and the meanings A very basic introduction -An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command lineMicrosoft DOS and command promptI hope you find something interesting in this lot -- Remember that it takes years to fully learn all the tricks -Thank You -

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Hello
Does anyone know any good command line calculator? Something like Matlab, but freeware.
Thanks
Ufo

Answer:command line calculator

i dont have an answer to your question but i have a question for you. y are you using a command line calculator?

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I'm wondering if anyone here would have a bit of experience parsing commandline variables. My dilemma is this:

I'm building a custom context menu to copy files (or folders) from one location to another. Now it's working pretty well, with the exception that if I highlight a folder and run xcopy on that folder, it simply copies the files within that folder to the destination as opposed to creating the folder there and placing the files inside of it.

My command for this looks like:

cmd /c xcopy /e "%1" \\server\share\

Now the thing I thought about was maybe attempting to do this with a batch file. Run say, copy-site.bat which creates the remote directory then copies the files to it. But this doesn't go over well since %1 is the full pathname (i.e. C:\Documents and Settings\User\test) to the location as opposed to relative (test).

Now I have been able to do an alternative here, by adding a shortcut into the "Send To" location, which makes this a lot easier since it's integrated into Windows and doesn't have this shortfall--but I'd much rather have it directly on the context menu as opposed to in Send To.

Anyone know of any alternative ways to do this without having to have some program loaded 24/7?
 

Answer:Windows Command Line

if you want to create the folder structure with xcopy, use the /T switch and see if that works.

Also, I would map to the unc path first and then do the xcopy. Like this

net use x: \\server\share
cd x:
xcopy /E /T "%1" .\
net use /D x:

You can put that in a .cmd file and still call it with cmd /c filename.cmd I belive...

Hope this helps!!!

Joe
 

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Is there a way to run a batch zip job from the command line in windows, or do i need a third party program (like 7zip)?
 

Answer:Windows - Command Line Zip

What version of windows?

For Xp you can use compact.exe /? to find all the switches for the built-in compression utility, but I don't know if it works with anything newer.
 

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I am trying to use csc.exe from the command prompt to run a program called c:\code\helloworld.cs. I know the program works as I tested it using 'compile online dot com'.

When I run csc, I get the following error (see jpg). How may I solve this problem, please?

When I set the 'Path' to the csc.exe folder, I had a choice of a 'framework' and 'framework64' in the 'Microsoft.Net' folder. I have set the path to 'framework64' and I get the error, and I set the path to 'framework' and I got the same error.

Regards

Answer:Command line csc not working.

BS449, can it be assumed that you are running the command processor as Administrator?

Rich

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Hey all,

I'm after a program that will log exactly what my computer is doing and how, so if i open a program it will show me "start devmgmt.msc" for when device manager is opened, or something like that, as I am into doing my little batch files (as we all do ) - Does anyone know if a piece of software exists?

Thanks!!!

Answer:Command line ?Scanner?

Many programs do that, for example:
Keystroke Recorder - Keystroke Logger - Log Keystrokes - Download Key stroke Recorder

Hope it helps.

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Dear fellow geeks,

I would like to ask your opinion; if there was a tutorial
series, that teaches command line for say, SOHO or small
business owners, or students, or administrators, or IT interns; if it was
provided on dvd, along with manuals, and plenty of illustrations,
examples, and breakdowns completely explaining every switch,
option,
variable, statement, condition, etc along with website support;
and loadable files to use as examples to study on, what would you
think of it along with the pros and cons?

Please dont get me wrong; Its just that ive read several manuals on the
subject, and theyre so technical, and cryptic, its easy to struggle. Lucky for me, ive
become good at understanding this subject.
I simply believe that I can do a better job of explaining command line concepts, and batch
scripting so that the average person can really understand. For example, are you familiar
with the "video professor" series that uses a very user friendly approach to teaching?
The illustrations are presented with pre selected mouse movements on the screen that show
you exactly where to move your mouse, and click, step by step. Though command line is mouse,
and GUI free, I think something similar to showing each command typed, and entered with
results presented, and explained (before the student types in anything, just like the
"video professor" series) would go a long way to helping the student understand. I would
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Answer:command line tutorial

Personally I don't think you'd find much interest in this. Usually the only people who want to touch command line are the more advanced users. The ones who arn't so good just stick with the GUI.

Of course when it comes to windows the help provided for average commands in 2000/XP is pretty good already. They even include sample usuage. For example if you look up the taskkill command you'll see it includes this

Examples:
TASKKILL /S system /F /IM notepad.exe /T
TASKKILL /PID 1230 /PID 1241 /PID 1253 /T
TASKKILL /F /IM notepad.exe /IM mspaint.exe
TASKKILL /F /FI "PID ge 1000" /FI "WINDOWTITLE ne untitle*"
TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /IM notepad.exe
TASKKILL /S system /U domain\username /FI "USERNAME ne NT*" /IM *
TASKKILL /S system /U username /P password /FI "IMAGENAME eq note*"

It also explains it all above. It's really as clear as it gets for command line stuff.

Now if you meant linux command line, then maybe that would be nice. I find the manuals for linux command lines to almost always be lacking in detail. Of course after using linux awhile you just get used to it and you're OK. And since linux/unix isn't something normal users really play around with much, I yet again wouldn't see much use for it.

Even if you did a good job with it, very few linux/unix users would ever be bothered to read/use it. They all just u... Read more

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so i am trying to change the name of a picture in my windows 7 system through the command line. I dont want to use the gui. I enter REN , space, then the name of the file (IMAG0076.jpg), space, then CONTAINER.jpg. But it wont do it. It says, "system file not found", but I knbow that picture exists. Why won't it rename the picture?

Answer:command line problem

are you in the location where the file is located?

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I need to be able to send text files to the primopdf from the windows command prompt.

this workd:

type filename > \\servername\primopdf

it opens up the primopdf file, then select to create brings up the saveas screen, when you select to save I get:

PDF Conversion Failed : -21

if I open this file in notepad or word then select the printer primopdf from here all works good. But I need to be able to do it from the command line to integrate it with my system.

thanks
 

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A few weeks ago I tried to download the new msn messenger and it couldn't be installed, it said corrupted file. I chose to ignore it cause it was just msn, then two days ago I was installing photoshop and the same thing. So I did a system recovery, thinking it was just that my computer was too full of junk, and when I rebooted, I tried re-installing firefox, msn, abc, and it says various message for some it says: low disk space (for file swapping) or a damaged cabinet file, and for others it says :

NSIS Error

The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete
this could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus

You may want to contact the author to obtain another copy

It may be possible to skip this check using the /ncrc command line switch

It's not a virus, cause I ran norton and nothing came up..can anyone help me with this???

Answer:Can't seem to install anything..command line

Hi seansmythe and welcome to TSF !

What's your hard drive brand and model ? If you have no idea you can go to the device manager (start => run => devmgmt.msc), expand disk drives and tell us the exact model ID you'll see.

Do you have the XP CD ?

Check the event viewer : start => run => eventvwr.msc. Search the different sections there. Report the recent errors and warnings with the name of the source, the event # and the text under description when you double-click the error (you'll have to highlight the text and use ctrl+c/ctrl+v to copy/paste it since right-click doesn't work there).

Could you post your system specs ? Check the link in my sig. If this is a laptop brand and model will do. If this is a desktop we'll need the infos about your power supply. Open the case and tell us what you see on the sticker that's on the side of the power supply block : brand, model, total wattage and amperage on each rail.

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Ok so how do I write a program or script to automate command line functions. Example being I want a shortcut to open the command line and run "ipconfig /all"

Yeah it's stupid simple but eventually I'd like to expand this to automate further functions.

Knowledge... C++.

Answer:How do I automate command line?

Every command parser on every OS allows for some level of scripting. On Windows you can use a batch file, on Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, and others you can use a Bash script file. In both cases the files are basically lists of commands to carry out as if you were typing them one-at-a-time into the command line.

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I know on alot of msc's on a computer you can type in XXXX.msc /Computer=ComputerName and connect to a remote computer is there any way to get a list of what command line items you can do on this to configure it? I looked into mmc.exe and tried the /? and I tried that on the individual mscs as well with no success Searching the web has yielded me only a list of the mscs and what they do even thought i already know that.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:MSC's and Command line switches.

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I have a problem getting the command line to map a drive, I'm using the command:
NET USE {DRIVELETTER}: \\COMPUTER NAME\RESOURCE SHARE

and it gives me the message that the network name cannot be found. I have tried the same command trying to map different shares in servers and computers running the following:

WNT 4.0
W2K Pro
W2K Advanced Server
W2K Server

They all seem to work fine, but the resource on the 2k server that i'm trying to reach will not. Mapping it through the GUI will work, and getting to the resource with the run command also will work. I did map another resource on the same server with succes, except for the resource that i need. The folder i'm trying has subfolders that are restricted using group membership, the restrictions work fine. That is not the problem, because we are getting in through the GUI.
Do any of you guys have come across this? Or better yet can you tell another way of mapping a drive with a batch file?
 

Answer:Mapping with the command line

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A few days ago I tried to install something but it wouldn't let me, said something about a corrupt file, so I did a system recovery tonight(yes I can be a little impulsive), and when I tried to install msn, firefox and torrent downloader it wouldn't let me, it said something along the lines of

msn: low memory (for file swap) or problem in cabinet file

firefox: corrupt file and /nrcr command line

torrent downloader: corrupt file.

I did a disk clean and defrag, ran an anti virus and it still doesn't work..any one can help?
 

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Hello!

I want to edit the file that DOS executes automatically when it opens. I tried putting my commands in C:\autoexec.bat and C:\Windows\System32\autoexec.nt. After rebooting, the commands still weren't executed when I open command line.

Where is the file that DOS reads commands from automatically when it starts???

Thanks!

Answer:QUESTION ABOUT DOS (command line)

This was done away with in Vista. Windows now boots from the BCD and you'll have to learn to edit the BCD (Boot Configuration Data).

Here's a link on it: Boot Configuration Data Editor Frequently Asked Questions
And here's a whitepaper on it: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...mware/bcd.mspx

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Hey,
I was wondering if anybody here knew any command line stuff about Spybot, I'm trying to set up a few batch files. Thanks.
 

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What is the service to turn on for the LPR Monitor??? I can not find it on the web and MS documentations has REALLY start to slack as of late. we are using the command start /w ocsetup <service> I can not figure out what the service is called. LPRMON is not reconized and the dll file is there. Also what, if any dlls need to be copied over?
 

Answer:Need help with Command line LPR turning on.

What server are you using?
This may give you some insight.
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windo...c833-4685-baec-a0d185728fd91033.mspx?mfr=true
 

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In lavasoft's documentation it shows how to run an install and scan through a command line. See next:

C:\Lavasoft\Ad-aware\Ad-Aware.EXE "C:\My documents" +L:"C:Logs\" +a +1 +R:"C:\testreflist.ref" +S +P:"D:\safeprefs.ini"

This example will load Ad-aware from C:\Lavasoft\Ad-aware\Ad-Aware.EXE, scans C:\My documents in silent, full automated-mode, using indepth scan, using the following reference file : C:\testreflist.ref , loading a particular preferencefile from D:\safeprefs.ini.

This works great. However, each time I run it the only thing it does is, scan the files, I cannot see it doing a deepscan of the registry and the active processes.

Here is the command I am running:
C:\cleanup\Ad-Aware.EXE "C:\Documents and Settings" +L:"C:\cleanup\" +a +1 +R:"C:\cleanup\reflist.ref" +S +P:"c:\cleanup\prefs.ini"

I have tried it a million ways, went into lavasoft gui and set all of the preferences, process, registry, auto clean, etc. then copied that pref file over to my command line install, it still does not work.

Any ideas??

Thanks,
Moe
 

Answer:AD-Aware Command Line

The free one Ad-aware 6.0. It all appears to work fine except for not running the registry and process scan.

Thanks.
Moe
 

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As always, I come to the forums as a last resort. You guys haven't let me down so far...

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out how to run Symantec Ghost Console (part of the Solution Suite) completely from the command line. In terms of functionality, everything is working from the GUI, but I want to replicate everything that I've done there in the command line.

I've tried running "ghost.exe", but it won't run outside of DOS (and I need to stay in Windows). I know that "ngcons.exe" lets me execute tasks, but I need to be able to create tasks, place computers into groups, etc.

I have Ghost Console running on a Win2K3 machine, and a bunch of other computers running Ghost Client (also on Win2K3 machines). Any ideas?
 

Answer:Ghost from the command line

so you want to start a ghost session from inside windows?
 

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i have a few computers at my house and they all use windows. I want to control them via command line and i have a few questions about that.

1. What commands do I use to show the current work group my user is in, the current user that's logged in and current password my user uses to log in.

2.Do the same commands work for windows visa and 7

3.Can I change a setting via command line that will allow remote desktop connection to a computer?
 

Answer:Command line questions

1.Users are not in Work Groups. Computers are. Users are assigned to Local Groups. Your are not going to show the password. That is encrypted. Type the command SET at the cmd prompt and you will see a few things you want.

2. Pretty much. Plus they have a few more options.

3. Can't recall. I think you can toggle that on and off with the registry. I am sure if you Google searched you might find an anszwer.
 

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I have a computer running xp, I tried to do a system restore after my daughter got it infected with viruses.it went haywire and when I try and boot it up it says type the name of the command line interpretor?I dont understand this,does anyone please know what it means and how to fix it,its been out of action for 2 months now, thanks for any advise

Answer:Command line interpretor

Do you have the XP disc or was it an OEM installation? Can you get into safe mode or doesn`t it get that far?

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how can I enable disable a policy using gpedit! Not via the GUI, you go do some clicks and enable.

But I want to execute one shot command which will say disable AutoRun.

I have searched exenstively, no results. I kind need this for my automation stuff.

Thanks,
Akshay

Answer:Gpedit via command line

create a .REG file. Execute the .reg file.

The grouppolicy editor is a registry editor of sorts.

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Hi,

I found a lot of good answers in this site while searching for my problem but couldn't find specifically what I wanted. I'm also very rusty when it comes to switches and command line controllers, etc.

I don't know how many of you use uTorrent, but I use it to download my TV shows because I cannot afford cable. I have it running on a Windows 7 Server and it is hooked up directly to my TV. I have XBMC running to catalog everything for me and makes it easy to access.

The only problem that I've had this whole time is the long process of having to individually extract every episode after it's done downloading. uTorrent has a function in which it can run a program after the torrent has been downloaded. A lot of people mentioned that it's possible to call WinRAR through the command line or even create a batch file that gets called once the torrent downloads, looks for any *.001/*.rar files and extracts them in the same directory. Except, I have no clue how to write that. However, I can provide you with information that uTorrent provides:

In the "Run Program" section of the Torrent Properties when downloading, it offers 3 commands that can be used:

%F - Name of Downloaded File
%D - Directory where files are saved.
%N - Title of torrent

I'm guessing that the %D is going to be our lead. From what I wrapped around my head, here's the pseudo code of what i'm trying to do:

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Answer:WinRAR Command Line Help

I suggest a reading of the TSG Rules, we don't assist with illegally downloaded software or P2P usage.

Closed.
 

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Hello All,

I need a command line to run the ntbackup in Windows 2000 server. It should backup everything on the C: & D: drives, and the system state, I want it to varify, and automatically over-write what ever is on the tape and create a basic log (total completed bytes and errors).

The biggest problem I have had in the past with running ntbackup out of a batch file is getting it to over-write the tapeno matter what.

Thanks for your input in advance.

Chris
 

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I am a long time programmer and computer science professor, since 1979.
I grew up with the command line and like it just fine.
But Windows 7 seems to change the GUI way of doing things and not mess with the command line.

Yesterday I was at the command prompt and went to C:\users\Stockwell
and then did a "dir". I saw several directories, but there was no "My Documents" listed. I did
cd "My Documents"
and it worked!
Then I copied over several .xls files from a USB key. I did a dir to see them.
It showed nothing!
Then I ran Excel 2003 (I can't stand Office '07!) to open them -- and they all showed up in My Documents and I opened them.
What the hell gives here?

Answer:libraries and the command line

Did you create another folder called 'My Documents' ? If you did, I would think it would be listed under Documents. (click the arrow next to Documents)

I created a 'My Pictures' folder

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Hi.

My grandma has a PC with Windows XP, she uses it only for Skype calls. As you might expect, her PC knowledge is poor.

I live 100 km away from her and sometimes she needs some help with her PC. Usually I guide her via phone but it's very awkward.

Just wondering - can go in to her PC using command line from my PC? What commands should I use and what modifications to do on my grandma's PC? Should I ask permission from grandma's ISP (which is the same as mine)?

Thanks

PS. didn't dare to ask if it's possible to access PC with WinXP using Terminal on Ubuntu 10.10. but maybe?
 

Answer:Connecting to another PC via command line

I'm sure it must be possible to use command line and/or terminal window but I have no idea how. If your purpose is to learn some of the nitty gritty details I wish you luck. If your purpose is really just to help your grandmother I suggest that you consider TeamViewer. I've used on my own XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 machines.

If you don't wish to install anything and if you have a Windows machine you could use Windows' Remote Assistance.
 

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When I am at the command line prompt (in Recovery Console), I see this:

C:\WINDOWS>

Okay, so, when I typed:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\

it listed all of the folders inside my C: drive... Some of my folders have names like "My Music" <-- with a space between "My" and "Music"...and others just have names like "Windows" and "Pictures", etc. with no spaces in the folder names...

Here's the thing... Everytime I type to see inside a folder without a space in the name, like this:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\Pictures

I get to see everything inside the folder, but when I type a folder with a space in it, like:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\My Music

it does not recognize the name! but it showed that it was there on the C: drive!

How do I represent a space for a folder name, without actually using a space?? It never seems to recognize the folders with spaces in their names... :suspiciou
 

Answer:XP Pro command line question...

so, would this work:

C:\WINDOWS>dir "C:\My Documents"

???
 

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Hello,I'm using windows xp pro and I have a game that I want to run it using the command line parameter. Now I found a website that to do this it said that: Use the command line parameter "mostwanted.exe-cheats-funlabs to start the game.Can somebody please tell me how to do this thing and PLEASE tell me fast. Thankyou all.

Answer:Command Line Parameter

Have you checked that the game is able to run on XP? It may be designed to run on a 16bit platform i.e windows 95 / 98...post the link.

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I've created a batch file for zipping selected items in a folder.
(The file is placed in 'Send to').
If I use the following code:
for %%* in (.) do set CurrentFolder=%%~n* "C:\Program Files\WinRar\WinRar" a -afzip "%CurrentFolder%.xpi"
The file name is that of the current folder (correct).
All files are archived whether I select one file or multiple files (wrong).
Selected folders are not archived (wrong).
If I use the following code:
set file=%~f1 "C:\Program Files\WinRar\WinRar" a -afzip "%file:~0,-4%.xpi" %1
The file name is that of the file on which I right click (correct).
Only that file is archived even if multiple files are selected (wrong).


How can I know if a single item is selected or more?
What's the condition syntax?
How can I include folders in the archive?
Thank you.

Answer:Command line - Some questions

The %1 should be wrapped in double quotes in case there's a space in the file path.

But as to multiple selections, this is what I was talking about with "single instance" behavior. What Explorer does is launch the program for each file selected during the right click. The only way to avoid getting a copy of the program per file is single instance. Meaning the first copy of the program to run has to get control of some system object or file. Subsequent copies try and fail, since the first already has the resource. So secondary copies use some means to transfer the command tail to the first copy. The first copy is expecting this and has the mechanism to receive it.

It's tough to do with batch. A better choice may be a scripting language. There ae many free ones. Python, AutoHotkey, VBScript etc..

Passing the command tail uses IPC or InterProcess Communication. There are many methods. Which is "easy" tends to vary with the language used. But you might check some VBScript or Python archives. You might find some already written that may be adaptable to your task.

Edit: this site is a good source:
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/default.asp?lngWId=1

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