How to run a PowerShell script without displaying a window? How to run a PowerShell script without displaying a window? powershell powershell

How to run a PowerShell script without displaying a window?


You can either run it like this (but this shows a windows for a while):

PowerShell.exe -windowstyle hidden { your script.. }

Or you use a helper file I created to avoid the window called PsRun.exe that does exactly that. You can download source and exe file Run scheduled tasks with WinForm GUI in PowerShell. I use it for scheduled tasks.

Edited: as Marco noted this -windowstyle parameter is available only for V2.


I was having this same issue. I found out if you go to the Task in Task Scheduler that is running the powershell.exe script, you can click "Run whether user is logged on or not" and that will never show the powershell window when the task runs.


You can use the PowerShell Community Extensions and do this:

start-process PowerShell.exe -arg $pwd\foo.ps1 -WindowStyle Hidden

You can also do this with VBScript: http://blog.sapien.com/index.php/2006/12/26/more-fun-with-scheduled-powershell/

(Via this forum thread.)


matomo