Bat file not executing in 2.1.0


We are not able to execute “.bat” file using “Launch Application”. Please help.


Hi @narendra_purTG

As far as I am aware the Launch Application action is designed for .exe files only.

See the link below for more information:

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Hi @athos.whittington,

In Launch application, we get two types of file formats “.exe” and “.bat” to select from.



What is the error message you are getting?


There is no error message, the .bat file would not execute at all.

@ashapkina will definitely be able to help with this one. :slight_smile:

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Hi @narendra_purTG what does the bat file do?

@ashapkina, execute a “.vbs” file.

@narendra_purTG does it work when you run it manually?

Yes, this works in recorder.

@narendra_purTG so this does work in recorder and doesn’t work in Control Tower?

Hi @ashapkina,

Sorry for confusion.

When I run this manually this file works. When i invoke the same in recorder or control tower this does not work.


@narendra_purTG what does the vbscript do? Can you share the files to test?

HI @ashapkina,

The script unzips files.

Narendra P

@narendra_purTG it should work. Could you share the .bat and .vbs files to have a look?

New folder (2).zip (16.6 KB)


The bat file “Gendate” is not working.


@narendra_purTG it opens cmd, that is why it is not executed through Launch application (there is current limitation in Launch application action that it cannot execute processes with cmd).

As a workaround, you can run your bat file through Run:

  • Win + R
  • type the whole path to the bat file
  • press Enter
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