PowerTip: Start Hidden Process with PowerShell

Summary: Use a Windows PowerShell cmdlet to start a hidden process.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I launch a hidden process by using a Windows PowerShell cmdlet?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Start-Process cmdlet and specify a window style of hidden:

Start-Process -WindowStyle hidden -FilePath notepad.exe

Comments (4)

  1. WindyCitySDR says:

    🙂 very nice 🙂

  2. WindyCitySDR says:

    🙂 very nice 🙂

  3. MaxFLipz says:

    But now that it’s hidden, how about unhiding it?

  4. dwnielse says:

    With hidden window style, does the amount of time for sending the output still occur, or is the routine sped up (when there’s a lot of output text)?