Ok, long story short, I am using 2 batch files to launch 2 applications. Everything works great, but after it launches said app, the command window stays open, waiting for the program to close first before it continues on and closes. Is there an easy way (without 3rd party tools or vbs scripts) to force the batch to continue after said program is launched and move onto the exit command on the next line? If not, is there a way to have the command window run minimized so the user doesn't freak out about it?

This has got to be easy stuff for some one out there!!

BIG thanks if some one can help out!