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Batch file to add/register 7 .dlls?

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Hello all,

I have two workstations that are slightly out of sync.  One is the reference standard, and the other is completely lacking 4 .dlls, and has older versions of 3 others.

I'd like to bundle all  7 .dlls along with (I think a batch file can do this) a .bat file that when double-clicked, will put all the .dlls into the System32 folder (including overwriting the three .dlls which are already present but are older), and regsvr32 them.

Then I can just bring this bundle over to the other system, double-click on the .bat file, and  all will be done.

I've never written a .bat file, so I have no idea how such a thing is created, or if it can even do what I want.

Thanks for any help

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by:birdski
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rem   *unregisters old dlls*
regsvr32 /u oldfile1
regsvr32 /u oldfile2   ;repeat as needed

copy source destination /y

rem *registers silently*
regsvr32 /s newfile1  
regsvr32 /s newfile2   ;repeat as needed
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by:edmund_mitchell
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birdski,

Thanks -- it looks good.  One thing I don't understand before I go forward and give you the points --

"copy source destination /y"

is a little puzzling.  If the batchfile is in the same dir as newfile1, newfile2, newfile3... etc, and I want all the .dlls to go to the winnt\system32 dir, then would I type

copy newfile1 newfile2 newfile3 newfile4 C:\winnt\system32 /y

or is there a delimited between the files, or to I have to be more complete with the path, or?

Thanks

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birdski earned 1000 total points
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If you run the batch from the source folder, it should work like this.  You have a couple of options.

If there are other files in the source dir you don't want to copy, copy them individually:
copy x:\file1 c:\winnt\system32 /y          ;/y suppresses overwrite warning

If  you want all .dll's use wildcards:
copy x:\*.dll c:\winnt\system32 /y          ;/y suppresses overwrite warning

If  you want all use:
copy x:\*.* c:\winnt\system32 /y          ;/y suppresses overwrite warning

A complete path for both source and destination will always work better than hoping windows knows what dir you're currently in.  If your paths include long file or foldernames,  put the path in quotes.
"c:\program files\application" or ":x:\update files\app1"
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by:edmund_mitchell
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Oh yeah -- you don't have to answer this; the points are yours and you did a great job, but if you are so inclined, I'd love to learn more about the things I can do inside a batch file and the syntax to make them happen.

Do you have any links?

Thanks again

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by:birdski
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 My suggestion would be to google it,  you'll get thousands of results and many might even be helpful.  There's a lot up there.    I'm just fortunate enough to have started computing back in the DOS 5.0 days.  One helpful hint is to get used to doing the "command" /? alot from a prompt and test sections of your batch individually or put pause commands inside so you can see the results before it goes on to the next step.
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