Limit DOS application use of resources
Posted on 1997-08-30
This is a stupid question for way too little (but
currently all available) points, about a OS/2 feature
I would like to simulate in Windows NT.
I like to limit the amount of resource usage, in fact currently only the usage of processortime is troubling me, of DOS applications running under Windows NT (64Mb Compaqs >=P166).
Some DOS applications which
must run on some stations, slow down Win32 applications
(e.g. MS Word) considerably.
I tried to invoke them with start command (which I do not
like due to the structure of the CMD files), but with the four available options for processpriority of the start command, I can't get them to stop delaying my Win32 applications.
Even with minimal processpriority they are irritating.
When are these DOS-applications irritating:
always: even doing nothing and waiting for a key to be pressed.
Most probably a third party utility is necessary to reach
my goal. Talk about it.
Someone somewhere said he had an application for it.
An application which passed on the errorlevels of the
DOS application running. Can this be true?