ScriptRunner - CMD


The “ScriptRunner” command in Windows CMD enables users to automate and execute a series of commands saved in a script file. This tool is particularly useful in environments that require repetitive tasks to be performed, facilitating batch operations and complex administrative tasks with consistency and efficiency.


The basic syntax for using the ScriptRunner command is as follows:

ScriptRunner [options] <script_path>

Where <script_path> is the path to the script file that needs to be executed.


  • -h, –help: Display the help information and exit.
  • -v, –verbose: Run the script in verbose mode, providing detailed output about the script execution steps.
  • -d, –delay : Sets a delay in seconds between executing each command in the script, useful for debugging or monitoring.
  • -l, –log <log_path>: Save the output of the script run to a specified log file. This is useful for auditing and reviewing past activities.

Default values:

  • The default execution mode is non-verbose unless specified.
  • No delays are introduced between command executions unless explicitly set using -d.


  1. Basic Execution
    Execute a script located at C:\scripts\test_script.cmd:

    ScriptRunner C:\scripts\test_script.cmd
  2. Verbose Mode
    Run a script in verbose mode to display detailed execution steps:

    ScriptRunner -v C:\scripts\test_script.cmd
  3. With Execution Delay
    Run a script with a 5-second delay between commands:

    ScriptRunner -d 5 C:\scripts\test_script.cmd
  4. Logging Output
    Execute a script and log the output to C:\logs\script_log.txt:

    ScriptRunner -l C:\logs\script_log.txt C:\scripts\test_script.cmd

Common Issues

  • Permission Issues: Scripts may fail to execute if they require administrator privileges. Run CMD as an administrator to resolve this.
  • Path Errors: Incorrect script paths can cause the command to fail. Ensure the path is typed correctly and the script exists at the location.
  • Script Errors: Errors within the script itself can cause failures. Test scripts separately for syntax errors or logical issues.


ScriptRunner can be integrated with other CMD commands or batch files to create comprehensive automation solutions. For instance, combining it with schtasks for scheduling script runs:

schtasks /create /tn "MyScript" /tr "ScriptRunner C:\scripts\weekend_backup.cmd" /sc weekly /d SUN /st 03:00

This schedules a weekly task to run a backup script every Sunday at 3 AM.

  • batch: Executes a batch file from the CMD.
  • cmd.exe: The command interpreter for Windows CMD, capable of interpreting the script commands.
  • schtasks: Allows scheduling tasks to be automatically run in the background at specific intervals or times.

Further information and documentation can be found on the official Microsoft CMD documentation page.

This guide ensures a comprehensive understanding of using and integrating the ScriptRunner command for automation tasks in Windows CMD, enhancing productivity and consistency in script execution.