how to run batch file w taskscheduler in the background without stealing focus?


m18xr2

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so I have this batch file below to turn off wifi and turn it back on, then using task scheduler to run it every 12 hours

start /B "" "C:\Users\(username)\Tools\WifiSchedule\WLANOFF.lnk"
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 4 > nul
start /B "" "C:\Users\(username)\Tools\WifiSchedule\WLANON.lnk"

the thign is, each time this runs a windows pops up and steal focus and it's quite annoying. blocks what im reading or if im doing work it interrupts and steals focus again when CMD disappearing. what line do I add in the CMD command line to have this in the background?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 and 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    dell/alienware
    CPU
    3940xm
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    780m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
With this Virtual Basic script (.vbs), you can execute batch script silently.

Change "C:\Registry_Backups\Scripts\RegBackup.bat" with folder path and batch script name.


Code:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

cmds=WshShell.RUN("C:\Registry_Backups\Scripts\RegBackup.bat", 0, True)


Set WshShell = Nothing
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
With this Virtual Basic script (.vbs), you can execute batch script silently.

Change "C:\Registry_Backups\Scripts\RegBackup.bat" with folder path and batch script name.


Code:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

cmds=WshShell.RUN("C:\Registry_Backups\Scripts\RegBackup.bat", 0, True)


Set WshShell = Nothing
sorry for the late reply, how do I run this? this is cmd or ps?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 and 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    dell/alienware
    CPU
    3940xm
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    780m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
how do I run this?
Create a blank text file, paste those contents inside it, rename the file extension to .vbs
You can then double-click on the .vbs file to run it.

this is cmd or ps?
Neither. It's a third scripting method. VBS has been a part of Windows for decades.
It's long been regarded as on its way out.
PS can do everything that VBS can do. But I also use VBS for small jobs like this because I'm used to it and I haven't learnt a simple way of using PS for this yet.

MS stopped including the VBS Help file years ago. I think XP was the last time they issued it.
You can download a copy if you want to. It's a great learning resource.
Windows Scripting 5.6 Documentation by Ryan Farley
But it's best to regard VBS as merely a potential helper for some things.
If you are going to put effort into learning anything then make it PS.
my ditty - Batch file and PowerShell guides [post #7] - ElevenForum


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 22631.3155

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