Command line tool to silently launch a process. 


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Current Version

Version 1.01.00 - April 27, 2002

Modification(s) from previous version

Security Requirements



C++. Compiled with Borland Builder 6.0

Source Code Availability



This tool is a real quick and dirty program that I whipped up in about 5 minutes (took longer to set compiler options than write the code) which uses ShellExecuteEx to spawn a "detached" process. It is actually just a hidden process that doesn't appear on the task bar but it does appear in task manager or anything that enumerates processes. I wrote it because of a post in microsoft.public.win2000.cmdprompt.admin. Simply specify quiet "command" and it will run whatever it is hidden. If the program doesn't exist it will pop a dialog box which is annoying but if the program is in the path somewhere it will execute it. Please note that logging off will kill the process as it may be hidden from the user but it isn't hidden from the system.


You do not have to supply the email address. I would like you to fill that in though so that I have an idea on how popular a tool really is. If I see 1000 downloads with 900 different email addresses I know it is more widespread than one that has 1000 downloads and 200 different email addresses because the same person needed to keep downloading it for some reason.

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