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Logoff Script - Execute and Wait

I am having trouble writing a logoff script for Windows2000/XP.  The idea is that when a user clicks to log off, before the machine completely logs the user off, a program will be run, and the machine will finish logging off when the program is quit.  Namely, I need the user to log off, be directed to a webpage in IE, have them input some data, close IE, and finish being logged off.  For now, I'm trying to write it in a simple .bat file, because I'm not that well versed with VB.  Here's what I have so far...

  @echo off
  start iexplore http://website.com

This however runs iexplore and finishes shutting down without waiting.  I don't want a predetermined amount of wait time, because the data input may take upwards of 3 minutes, but as few as a few seconds.  There is a software title named ActiveExit (http://www.winability.com/active-exit) that does exactly what I want.  But I don't want to have to pay for this, if a simple script will do.  

Does anyone have cure?  I don't care what scripting language it's in...
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KavarCommented:
change to start /wait http://website.com
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dgoodingAuthor Commented:
that didn't work.
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dgoodingAuthor Commented:
I have answered the question myself.  I would like to keep this question available for others to view with an "accepted answer", but I would like to keep my points.  What do I do?  

The solution...

***logoff.vbs***
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ReturnCode = WshShell.Run("iexplore http://website.com", 1, True)
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KavarCommented:
sorry that didn't work start /wait tells the command processor to stay open and wait for the application to return, strange that it did not...

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I have figured it out myself, I would like my points refunded
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dgoodingAuthor Commented:
I have figured it out myself, I would like my points refunded.  (see above for solution)
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moduloCommented:
A request has been made in Community Support to close this question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Q_20951085.html

As there are no objections finalized by:

- PAQ-ing the question and refunding 65 points

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