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Batch file to install software for all users in a text file

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Need assistance with command syntax.
I am adding the domain username to a text file. For each of the usersnames in the text file, I want to run a command.

I am going to add this to a login script eventually.

I need it to operate as such:

If %username% == ( a name in user.txt) then run extra commands

I am attempting to get this working with a for loop on the names in the text file.

For %%i in my/users.txt do START /wait install.exe

all users who need the software will have their domain username in the txt file.

I an unable to get this working.
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by:amac81
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You could add them all to a security group and then use 'ifmember' to make it work.  A for loop in this scenario sounds like the login could be slow as it loops through the list of names.
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by:David Carr
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Use FOR /F %%i
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All you'll need is
find /i "%username%" \\server\share\user.txt  >nul && \\server\share\install.cmd

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This will search the text file for the (exact, caseinsensitive) match of the current username, and if found execute the other batch (and not return to this batch).
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