Re: Hiding Deschal5.exe

Colin L. Hildinger (colin@ionet.net)
Thu, 01 May 97 11:57:25 -0500


On Thu, 1 May 1997 12:00:08 -0400, Richard Prairie wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I've just subscribed to this list, checked the FAQ, and wonder if this
>issue has been solved by any list members.
>
>We have put a batch job on our lab server which runs Deschal5 using Windows
>NT 4.0 on our pentium machines, redirecting the output to a log in temp.
>When the program starts up we get the selftest message, minimize the
>window, and away we go. However, when a student goes to use the computer,
>he/she frequently stops Deschal5, since it's listed at the bottom of the
>screen. The lab attendent then (sometimes) restarts it when the machine is
>no longer in use.
>
>Has anyone come up with a script which will start Deschal5 when the machine
>is turned on, and hides it from the typical user? I would expect that the
>Task Manager would show it's presence, but that the desktop window would
>not. We could get a lot more idle cycles devoted to searching for keys if
>Deschal5 were not obvious.

While you're at it, does anyone know of a good way to do it in OS/2
(make it not show up in the task list). Maybe then some people could
put it in startup.cmd files across their networks. <G>

Colin L. Hildinger

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