I may have linked to this before, but here is a great scripting engine called [url="http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/"]AutoIT[/url]
The nice thing about this program is that you can compile the script into an .EXE file.
It's a nice alternative to using pure BATCH syntax and has the power of VBA without the overhead of an application (Excel, Access, etc).
Best part about it is that it's FREE!
Hope this helps those people who need batch processing and don't want users to alter their scripts.