I use SendEmail.exe to send automatic emails using Windows Task Scheduler

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But when it does launch that SendEmail.exe it launches in a command prompt shown below which is shown on the screen for few seconds enter image description here

Is there any way to minimize this or hide it completely?

Reason I have sendEmail Enabled as an action when somebody RDPs to my server so them knowing that i am sending an alert defeats the purpose of this alert


On the General Page select "Run whether user is logged on or not" and select "Hidden".

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    For those unfamiliar with the process, a little more detail, might make this more helpful to people. – Ramhound Feb 18 '16 at 20:43
  • Yeah. Now I see that it was not enough details. I should have thought about others too, not only the poster of the question. – Zina Feb 19 '16 at 9:00
  • Thanks, this does work but i am getting 10 emails for every login, Debuggin that now. I like this solution, simpler – SeanClt Feb 19 '16 at 17:18
  • it's flooding my inbox got 65 or so emails so far – SeanClt Feb 19 '16 at 17:20
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    What have you set as trigger? – Zina Feb 19 '16 at 18:14

Instead of launching SendEmail.exe directly in the task, launch Start with SendEmail as an argument. That way you can then take advantage of Start's ability to run minimized.

From Start /?:

MIN         Start window minimized.

So change the "Program/Script" to start and then add "" /Min "c:\sendEmail-v156\sendemail.exe" <your arguments for SendEmail> in the "Add arguments (optional)" field.

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    Thank you will try that. never thought about it. i kept trying /min in arguments. glad i asked – SeanClt Feb 18 '16 at 19:57
  • from command prompt start "" /Min "c:\sendEmail-v156\sendemail.exe" <your arguments for SendEmail> this works and it minimizes the popup too but when i put start in program and rest in Add arguments this it doen'st work. It's like it's not liking the start being a program – SeanClt Feb 19 '16 at 18:15

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