Windows – Running Batch File in background when windows boots up


How do I run a batch file each time windows boots up also I need to run it in the back ground(without that command window getting displayed)? I use Windows Xp.
My actuall requirement is I want to start the Tracd server using the command line commands whenever Windows boots up.

Best Solution

Add your program in the registry:

Run - These are the most common startup locations for programs to install auto start from. By default these keys are not executed in Safe mode. If you prefix the value of these keys with an asterisk, *, is will run in Safe Mode. Registry Keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key 

Then you can launch your batch in an invisible mode:

wscript.exe "C:\yourpath\invis.vbs" "your_file.bat"

In invis.vbs put...

CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run """" & WScript.Arguments(0) & """", 0, False