start an exe in the background

Hi,
I'm writing an application for win98, 2k and XP. It is supposed to be executed at the login screen, even before anyone is logged in.

I'm currently using a firewall software on win2k which is able to startup before any user logs in. However, I'm not able to find out how it did it.

Anyone know how is this done? I need it to work on win2k, XP and 98 SE.

Thanks
kev
java_kevinAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
You may try to make your application as a service, see these examples:

How could I write a VB program as a NT service
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20098147.html

How to create windows service using vb
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20741025.html

Hope this helps

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic Classic

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.