Make ivisible eShell(kiosk) window on startup

Dainius 1 Reputation point

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)

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 29,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    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  
            internal static extern int SLGetWindowsInformationDWORD([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)]string valueName, out int value);  
        $type = Add-Type -TypeDefinition $source -PassThru  
        return $type[0]::IsShellLauncherLicenseEnabled()  

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue


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