I have created a batch file with various customizations for my command prompt (e.g. Doskey macros etc.). I have a shortcut to cmd.exe that adds the path to my batch file as an argument so that my batch file gets loaded with the command console window.

However, this obviously only works when a command prompt is opened using that particular shortcut. For any other method of opening cmd.exe it reverts to the Windows deafult and as a result I don't have access to any of my macro / aliases and other customizations.

How can I get access to my customized console regardless of how cmd.exe is launched?

I've read some stuff about an Autorun registry key, but I've seen no clear examples of hot to use it, and so I haven't been able to get it to work.