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I want to set up a batchfile that will start the install of a applications which is a file named "install.exe" idealy the dos box will remain open and then we would like to kick off a second file "Update.exe" the files will be located \\10.77.120.10\installs\apps

anyone help me?
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by:Bill Prew
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Do you want them running at the same time, or one after the other.

If at the same time then you want to use the START command to launch them.  If in series, then use the START /WAIT command.  For example:

@echo off
start /wait "Install" "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\install.exe"
start /wait "Update" "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\update.exe"

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by:Bransby-IT
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thanks bp, yer this is what I have done, well I have been trying with :-

@echo off
start /wait  "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\install.exe"

The app just does not open up, if I put it into a commant promt it runs file, but not as a batch?
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by:Bill Prew
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Change:

start /wait  "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\install.exe"

to:

start "" /wait  "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\install.exe"

When you quote the command/program name, then the title parameter is required, it's a "feature" (bug) of START.

~bp
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Still looking into this sorry for the delay.
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Still looking into this sorry for the delay.
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The command start "" /wait  "\\10.77.120.10\installs\apps\install.exe" should work fine. When you are running these from a network share, then they will take a few seconds to open (depending on the size of the installer!)

If you are running Win Vista/7/8, then you will need to execute the command with administrator priveleges ... anything less and they just won't run!
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Thanks team.
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