Solved

batch file to replace string in the hosts file

Posted on 2007-11-14
6
1,476 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to create a batch file that will find and replace a sting in the hosts file on nt workstation 4.0.  For example, I want the batch file to find the line :-

server1    182.168.1.2

and replace it with

server1   182.168.1.34

I am used to writing vbs scripts but don't want to use vbs as I would need to install the run time engine.  Is there a way of doing it cmd batch files?
0
Comment
Question by:anternieTS
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:512Thz
ID: 20285826
@echo off
find /V "192.168.1.2" < lmhosts > temp.tmp
echo server1 192.168.1.34 >> temp.tmp
ren lmhosts *.bak
ren temp.tmp lmhosts
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
512Thz earned 250 total points
ID: 20289352
A better solution (it sends the "server1" entry on top of file (which is recommended)
NOTE. the file might be named "hosts" instead of "lmhosts"
_______________________
@echo off
if exist hosts.bak del hosts.bak
ren hosts hosts.bak
echo server1 192.168.1.34 > hosts
find /V "192.168.1.2" < hosts.bak >> hosts
_______________________

btw You normally do'nt have to install a run time to execute a VBS what OS are you running?
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Jameshontishar
ID: 20314819
Are you using this in a domani, if so use a batch file associated to a GPO
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:512Thz
ID: 20330751
I think I answered the question. Please accept it or tell us what's wrong
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20521562
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question