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REM

In a batch file REM at the start of a line signifies a comment or REMARK, alternatively adding :: at the start of a line has a similar effect.

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ADmodcmd

ADmodcmd.exe

 Active Directory Bulk Modify Tool (Command Line Version) There is also a GUI for this tool called admodify.exe

 

 
ARP
ASSOC

ASSOC

Display or change the association between a file extension and a fileType

 
ASSOCIAT

ASSOCIATE.exe (NT/2000 Resource Kit)

One step file association.

 
ATTRIB

ATTRIB.exe

Display or change file attributes. Find Filenames.

 
BCDBOOT

BCDBOOT.exe (Windows 7 /2008)

Set up a system partition, repair the boot environment located on the system partition.

 

BCDEDIT

BCDEDIT.exe (Vista+)

 

Manage Boot Configuration Data (BCD) data stores.The objects and elements in the store effectively replace Boot.ini.
BCDEdit improves upon and replaces the Bootcfg command on earlier versions of Windows.

 
BITSADMIN

BITSADMIN

Manage the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). The BITS Service can be used to transfer large files from remote hosts. BITS supports throttled and asynchronous transfer of files between machines using idle network bandwidth. This service is used by Windows Update, SUS, SMS and many third party packages.

 

BOOTCFG

BOOTCFG.exe (Windows XP/2003)

Edit the Windows boot settings stored in Boot.ini, for Windows 7/2008 use the BCDEdit command instead.

 
BROWSTAT

BROWSTAT.exe (NT4/2000 Resource Kit)

Get NetBIOS browser and PDC information.
NetBIOS was deprecated in Windows 2000 and above, BROWSTAT is not supported on Server 2008 R2.

 
CACLS

CACLS.exe

Display or modify Access Control Lists (ACLs) for files and folders. For Vista and greater use icacls.

Access Control Lists apply only to files stored on an NTFS formatted drive, each ACL determines which users (or groups of users) can read or edit the file. When a new file is created it normally inherits ACL's from the folder where it was created.

 
CALL

CALL

Call one batch program from another, or call a subroutine.

 
CD

CD

Change Directory - Select a Folder (and drive)