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Topic # 29043 20-Dec-2008 14:53
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Is it possible?

When I log on I want the logon script which is a bat file to launch a program.

Does anyone know the code for it to do this?

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BDFL - Memuneh
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  Reply # 185320 20-Dec-2008 15:10
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Just invoke the application. For example a .BAT file like this will launch Notepad:

@echo off
cd \windows

No mystery there...

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  Reply # 185322 20-Dec-2008 15:24
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alternatively you can also use the 'start' command to configure additional options such as process priority etc.
type "start /?" at the command prompt for a list of options.

for examples and a lists of other useful command line utilities check out

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  Reply # 185324 20-Dec-2008 15:30
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Thanks Heaps!

What I have set up now is that I can use Smart Login to execute the main bat logon script (seeing as Smart Login tends to only like BAT scripts) then using the bat script I have got it so that it executes our main logon script which is done using Scriptstart (Because I cant be bothered writing my own script. Seems to be working well now :D

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  Reply # 185381 20-Dec-2008 21:52
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Mr Nerding,

Little late but ...
Depending on the program your running via the batch you may have a dos shell window for the time you have the launched application open/running.
So, you might also want to look into scheduled tasks to. You can set a program to be run at all sorts of times or events.



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