SMS: Batch File Program on Windows 9x Not Closing Command Window

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Batch file programs, executing on Microsoft Windows 95-based and on Microsoft Windows 98-based computers, may not close the MS-DOS Prompt window if the batch file was not called with a 'command /c' prefix.

This causes the Advertised Program Manager (APM) to think the program is still running, which then prevents the APM from running other advertised programs until the MS-DOS Prompt is manually closed.

When distributing batch file programs to Windows 9x clients, the following syntax should be used for the Command line:

 command /c batchfile.bat				
prodsms windows 95 98 batch APM

Article ID: 215032 - Last Review: 01/09/2015 17:27:50 - Revision: 3.3

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