Hidden Start v4.0 – Run Apps without UAC Prompt
The new major version of Hidden Start was released this week. The most noticeable update is Hstart GUI Tool – HstartUI.exe which is a part of the distribution package now.
Hstart GUI Tool would help you to build complex command lines and test them immediately. It can quickly create a shortcut on the desktop or an autostart entry in the Windows registry.
Run Applications without UAC Prompt
The second big improvement is /NOUAC switch that allows you to run applications or batch files with administrative privileges without any UAC prompts. Here is a simple example:
Of course, it can be used with other options:
The following command opens Local Group Policy Editor:
And here is how to open Windows Hosts file for editing:
As you can see from the previous example, Hstart now expands environment variables in the executed command lines. This may help you to make more system independent commands:
"cmd.exe /c "D:\test.bat > test-output.txt""
The new Hstart uses a more efficient parsing algorithm to process complex command lines. The entire program code has been rewritten to make Hstart faster and bug free.