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  • Hello,

    I want to execute a bat file at startup, not have it show up as a window (I don't want the user to mistakenly stop the job running in the window), and I don't want the user to receive the "Windows needs your permission to continue" prompt from Vista.

    In XP this worked fine using two files that I created: 1) "C:\Windows\System32\PrintServer.vbs" and 2) "C:\PrintServer.bat"

    When the vbs is placed in the XP "C:\Documents and Settings\Startup" folder, things work perfectly.  The jobs are launched, and the user doesn't see a window.

    I'd like to replicate this functionality in Vista.  The VBS hides the window.  The BAT actually calls the application I need to run.

    Here are the two files.  The VBS calls the BAT.


    Const HIDDEN_WINDOW = 12

    strComputer = "."

    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _

        & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

    Set objStartup = objWMIService.Get("Win32_ProcessStartup")

    Set objConfig = objStartup.SpawnInstance_

    objConfig.ShowWindow = HIDDEN_WINDOW

    Set objProcess = GetObject("winmgmts:root\cimv2:Win32_Process")

    errReturn = objProcess.Create("C:\printserver.bat", null, objConfig, intProcessID)




    Shell(C:\OracleXE\Oracle Containers for J2EE\bin, AppWinStyle.Hide, True, -1)

    cd C:\OracleXE\Oracle Containers for J2EE\bin

    oc4j –start

    Thanks for your help.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:44 AM


  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    You can refer to http://www.tutorial5.com/content/view/157/47/ for detailed steps.

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    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:45 AM

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