Make ivisible eShell(kiosk) window on startup

Dainius 1 Reputation point
2021-06-21T09:09:38.537+00:00

Hello everyone, can't find any kind of solution, i want my batch file to start on eShell minimized or even better hidden. Here is my code at this moment:

$ShellLauncherClass = [wmiclass]"\localhost\root\standardcimv2\embedded:WESL_UserSetting"
$ShellLauncherClass.SetDefaultShell("D:\uvs\WinPOS\run.bat", 0)
$ShellLauncherClass.SetEnabled($TRUE)

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 29,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-06-22T08:15:57.023+00:00

    Hi,

    I tested the script and it worked as expected. However, you have to check if the Shell Launcher is enabled.

    function Check-ShellLauncherLicenseEnabled  
    {  
        [string]$source = @"  
    using System;  
    using System.Runtime.InteropServices;  
      
    static class CheckShellLauncherLicense  
    {  
        const int S_OK = 0;  
        public static bool IsShellLauncherLicenseEnabled()  
        {  
            int enabled = 0;  
            if (NativeMethods.SLGetWindowsInformationDWORD("EmbeddedFeature-ShellLauncher-Enabled", out enabled) != S_OK) {  
                enabled = 0;  
            }          
            return (enabled != 0);  
        }  
        static class NativeMethods  
        {  
            [DllImport("Slc.dll")]  
            internal static extern int SLGetWindowsInformationDWORD([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)]string valueName, out int value);  
        }  
    }  
    "@  
        $type = Add-Type -TypeDefinition $source -PassThru  
        return $type[0]::IsShellLauncherLicenseEnabled()  
    }  
    Check-ShellLauncherLicenseEnabled  
    

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/kiosk-shelllauncher#configure-a-custom-shell-using-powershell
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/222100/how-to-activate-shell-launcher.html

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue

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