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Hide the command prompt in winpe?


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there is not a real working solution i have ever seen.

winpeshl.ini does work. However if your shell program has the ability to launch a command prompt, I do not know how to hide it. I've only written custom shells that have the ability to launch a password protected command prompt.

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Hi friends,

Ive googled a lot and i found a program called cmdow.exe which seems to work!

This is what i have done to hide the command prompt:

Firstly, while creating the winPE image you gotta put this program which is hardly 40kb into the system32 directory. And then in the startnet.cmd file, type:

cmdow @ /HID
wpeutil initializenetwork

It seems to work but the command prompt do appear for a second or two. Please let me know if it worked for you guys or if you have additional things you can suggest.


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what you mean "password protected command prompt".

I had an HTA launch with the winpeshl.ini but needed the ability to access the cmd for troubleshooting reasons. In order to stop end-users from just being able to open the prompt and do whatever they want, it would prompt for a password in order to continue. This was documented here:

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