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we are having some windows scripts with .bat extention,
by its nature when we ran those scripts,  cmd console will be kept open & listening for request  service request. incase we dont need any more, either we close console window or press CTRL+C,  to comeOut of running console window.then eventually service will stop running.

my requirement is -
how to make these script running in backgrond. just like a feature Unix, where a script can be run in background using following command
 #script.sh &

So that, no need to keep open CMD console.

we would like to know, is there any similar feature available in Windows OS.

please advice.
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You could run it silently by calling your .bat from a small .vbs script first.  This Run method allows you to run a batch script in invisible mode. Create a .vbs file like this one. For instance save this as mytest.vbs

Put your .bat file in the below script. I used "mybat.bat" as an example. When you run mytest.vbs it will silently run mybat.bat without a dos window. You could manually run mytest.vbs or use windows task scheduler to run it automatically at a given time

After running, open windows task manager and you'll see "cmd.exe" running your process.

The .vbs script:

Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WinScriptHost.Run Chr(34) & "C:\mybat.bat" & Chr(34), 0
Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
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any more advise ....
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From me? No, the above script is a good solution.
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please advice ,....

I want to run this below script..

C:\Oracle\FR\user_projects\domains\ClassicDomain\bin\startWebLogic.cmd

1) how to custmoise above your script
2) how to run this script


Thanks for your help so faar
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You only have to replace my sample bat file with yours.

copy and paste this text below into windows notepad. save it as weblogic.vbs
When you run/double-click it, your .cmd will run silently:


Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WinScriptHost.Run Chr(34) & "C:\Oracle\FR\user_projects\domains\ClassicDomain\bin\startWebLogic.cmd" & Chr(34), 0
Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
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