initiating two programs from the same icon

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DRWARREN

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I have two apps that run 24/7. My user is forgetful and does not always start both. I would like to have one icon that starts both apps so that they run simultaneously.
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Ray Warren
 
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You could create a little batch file and then have the shortcut pointing to that.

For example:
If I wanted to start both Word and Excel, I could create a batch file that includes this...

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\excel.exe"
 
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Welcome to TSG!


to carry on from Angel's suggestion . . . and put the shortcut to the .bat file into the Start menu so it automatically runs during startup.
 
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if the PC runs 24/7, you could schedule the .bat file as a task to run every a.m. or several times a day just to make sure the user doesn't 'accidently' shut them down

btw - have you considered upgrading your user ? :D
 
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