Solved

DOS Batch file command - inserting data

Posted on 2010-09-02
4
321 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I need to have a batch file run that will add a user to a specific local group. I know the cvommand line is

net localgroup "Groupname" "username" \add.

However, I need  to allow the user to add him or herself into the "username" area when the batch file runs.

This should be in a DOS command manner, or a script that can be called up when the batch file runs.

Any ideas out there?

Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 33589470
Three options:
1.  Have the user specify the user name on the command line - MYBATCH USERNAME
Then in the batch file, in place of username, use %1

2.  Have the batch file prompt the user for the username -
SET /P Useraccount=Please Enter your username:
Then reference %Useraccount%

3.  Use the username automatically.
net localgroup "Groupname" "%username%"
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:swesluggo
swesluggo earned 100 total points
ID: 33589481
i think you could use set /p <yourvar>=Enter your name:
eg.

set usr=
set /p usr=Please enter your username:
net localgroup "Groupname" %usr" \add


it was a looong time since i did any batch-coding though..
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:moonie42
ID: 33589503
you should be able to use the %USERNAME% variable in your batch file.
net localgroup "groupname" %username% /add
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 400 total points
ID: 33589555
Or a combination:

@echo off
if "%1"=="" Goto SetUserName
Goto RunCommands
:SetUserName
Echo You are currently logged in as "%username%"
Set /p UseEnvVar=Use this username? (y/N)
If /i "%useenvvar%"=="y" (
   Set AcctName=%username%
   Goto RunCommands
)
:AskAgain
set /p AcctName=Enter username:
Rem If no name was entered, loop and ask again until one is entered.
if "%acctname%"=="" Goto AskAgain
:RunCommands
net localgroup "GroupName" "%AcctName%"
0

Featured Post

Secure Your Active Directory - April 20, 2017

Active Directory plays a critical role in your company’s IT infrastructure and keeping it secure in today’s hacker-infested world is a must.
Microsoft published 300+ pages of guidance, but who has the time, money, and resources to implement? Register now to find an easier way.

Question has a verified solution.

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

VALIDATING DATES One method of validating dates is to jam the date into the DATE command and see if it accepts it by examining the system's errorlevel value. A non-zero result indicates failure. A typical example might look something like the fol…
Introduction: Recently, I got a requirement to zip all files individually with batch file script in Windows OS. I don't know much about scripting, but I searched Google and found a lot of examples and websites to complete my task. Finally, I was ab…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

733 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