Running IE from the command line

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 12 Jan. 2006 / Last Updated on 12 Jan. 2006]

Here's a simple way you can run Internet Explorer from the command line...

Here's a simple way you can run Internet Explorer from the command line:

Create a new text file that contains the following line:

@start "" /b "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %*

Rename the file e.bat

Copy this file to your profile folder C:\Documents and Settings\your_account_name

Now you can open a command prompt window and type the following:

e www.mtit.com

This will start Internet Explorer and open the URL for www.mtit.com (my own website) or any other URL you specify.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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