Let’s suppose you’re working at a Windows computer and you want to do something from the command prompt. Let’s further suppose that the computer is locked down pretty well, including denying users permission to run cmd.exe and disabling use of the Run dialogue box. Now in this scenario, you’re not interested in hacking the box; you just want to run a quick command, netstat for example. Your workaround is to create a batch file that runs the command for you.
netstat -an pause
Type it up in Notepad, save it as a .bat file, and execute it. Be sure to include the pause, or the batch will terminate before you can read your results.
If this is something you will do repeatedly, you might try writing a batch like the following.
@echo off color 0A title My CMD Access :command set /p command=Enter Command: %command% echo. goto command
Batch File Help – Computer Hope.com article
Batch Files – from Rob van der Woude’s Scripting Pages
Batch File Commands – article by Jim Eshelman, good stuff