Calling a program from a bat script

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear all,

I have a program under the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\delprof.exe

Normally I have to navigate my command prompt to that folder to call the program.

Does anyone know how I can put this into a script?

I also have to put the following after the script delprof.exe /Q /I /D:30


Question by:LyonJay
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Expert Comment

ID: 35058638
If it's a batch file or a PowerShell script simply call it as if you were typing it:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\delprof.exe" /Q /I /D:30

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Don't forget to enclose any paths with spaces in quotes

Expert Comment

ID: 35059667
add ";C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools" to the path (without quotes)
in System Proerties >> environment variables >> system variables
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Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 35075777
or --- cmd.bat --->
set path = %path%;"c:\program files\windows resource kits\tools\";
delprof /q /i /d:30

use in between the --> and <-- in your batch file
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Accepted Solution

Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
ID: 35082615
If you want to run multiple entries from a path in a batch script then use the cd or pushd commands to change  to that dir, i.e.

@echo off
echo %date% %time% Running delprof
 "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
delprof.exe /Q /I /D:30
rem some other resource kit commands here
echo %date% %time% Finished running delprof

Save it as whatever.cmd (rather than .bat) and off you go.

Or if ou just want to run this one script just create a new shortcut on your desktop etc. with the full path in it.


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