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Minimized DOS Window when running a Schedule Task

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#1 srocha



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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:31 AM

I needed to do a ping to our VPN and I did it with a BAT file and a schedule task.

The only problem I have is that this BAT file needs to be run every 15 minutes and it is really anoying for my users to see the MSDOS window pop-up every 15 minutes. I have tried everything and still can make the (schedule) BAT run minimized,

Can anyone help?

#2 henryparra



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Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:49 AM

I got it to work. Simply create a shortcut to the bat file in the same directory which will create a .lnk file. Go to the properties of the lnk file and set it to run minimized. Then, go to the scheduled task and "manually" enter the path+file name of the .lnk file.

If you click browse to search for the lnk file, it won't work.

Then run the task and all you will see is a little flash or minimized icon on your taskbar while the bat does its thing.

Email me if you need help on this: henryparra@email.com

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