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    Minimize GUI process

    Hi

    I know how to add an application to startup. I have an application to block certain ports when a computer starts up. The interface is a GUI with several options. I want to know a command by which once the application is configured it is started at startup without the gui showing up and the applicatoin working in background.

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    Take a look in the run > msconfig > startup options and see if it is listed as a seperate process from the main application. This may or may not work depending on where it gets the configuration settings from. But no harm in trying!
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    Instead of using an app to close ports which uses more resources why don't you determine which services are holding the ports open and disable the service thus saving more resources...

    Sounds like a win-win situation to me...
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    To add to the most excellent advice of my pal Tiger, if you alrady have XP, you can use the built-in firewall to block just about every port/service ya want. Of course you can do this after you optimize your system by shutting down unused services.
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    hi

    thanx for the suggestions however this is a specific case. Is there a command or option for this to be done using a batch file to get similar results with other gui applications.
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    Write a batch file using:-

    Net stop [service name]
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
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