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How to run bat/cmd batch file silently without opening console window

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I hope someone can help me out here I have a bat file located on the network share and I'm trying to run it with the task scheduler. What I'm looking for is a way to run this file silently without displaying a console window. I have tried  cmd.exe /c start \\Network path to the batch file but that did not work I get the error from task scheduler. Is there a other clean way to get this accomplished. Also I'm deploying  this task through GPO not sure if that makes any difference.

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cmd /c \\path\to\batch\file.bat will run it then close after.  

When you call the start command you would have to use that to call another cmd.exe process (which wouldn't make sense) as the batch file cannot be started natively (it isn't a program; it's the list of commands to run within the program.)

To run silently you will need to use powershell or vbscript.  A vbscript example is below.

Set wShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell" ) 
wShell.Run chr(34) & "\\network\path\to\batch\file.bat" & Chr(34), 0

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