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Windows 7: Are batch files allowed?

23 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
Are batch files allowed?

I ask if .bat files are allowed because I have some software that uses a .bat file to install it's pdf printer (Quicken 2009). It seems the file won't run even as administrator and the compatibility wizard won't touch it.

I noticed there might be a registry fix to allow it to run, but if Windows 7 was not set up to use them, are they normally useable?

I did get it to work another way, so I don't need any help there.

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23 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

I've used several batch files (.bat) and .cmd files and they worked fine.

What does the batch file try to do?
Can you post its contents here?
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23 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

The batch file is used to install a PDF printer which is licensed from Amyuni. The additional information after Install.exe is the license information. It seemed to work OK in Vista.

Install.exe "Quicken PDF Printer" -s -n "Intuit Inc." -c "07EX---8XX4D52"
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23 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

I see...

Make sure you run the batch file as administrator or disable UAC.
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09 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 Bit

I am trying to run a batch file that connects to a VPN and having issues with it. It will open and I make one selection and then it closes. Is this an issue with Windows 7 or is it the file. I can open the file fine on XP.

Disregard the post. I just had to turn on Tel Net clients in the window features to get this to work.
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