I use a .bat to make it easier for my users to connect to RDP through a tunnel:
set /a portlocal=%random% %%32767 +20000
start /min cmd /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\cloudflared\cloudflared.exe" access rdp --hostname foo.foo.com --url localhost:%portlocal% > a.txt 2>&1
start mstsc.exe -v localhost:%portlocal%
Is there any way to hide the output of cloudflared.exe in access mode?
It is very annoying for users to see a shell with things they don’t understand.
Sounds like you want to add
--loglevel error (or even “fatal”) to your cloudflared access command.
With --loglevel error no messages are displayed, but the user still sees a black window (shell) that fails if closed.
So you want to start a command without having the shell at all. Basically starting it in the background?
An equivalent to
If so, please try to start it like this:
start /B ""
In your case should look something like this:
start /B "Cloudflare" cmd /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\cloudflared\cloudflared.exe" access rdp --hostname foo.foo.com --url localhost:%portlocal% > a.txt 2>&1
This should start a new CMD process in the background without any new CMD/Shell window which is named “
Cloudflare”, so you will still be able to find it in the taskmanager.
For more info, please run:
which shows you all possible parameters etc.
Another option is to install Windows own SSH Server (musst be installed seperately) and run the command through it, like this:
ssh [email protected] "command to start"
This will also survive the closing of the parent CMD/Shell
This is untested tho
Yes, like linux does with command &
I have tried
start /B "Cloudflare" cmd /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\cloudflared\cloudflared.exe" access rdp --hostname foo.foo.com --url localhost:59315 --loglevel fatal
but it does not work as in Linux, the process remains in background as long as the CMD window is not closed.
If you launch it in a shortcut, cloudflared.exe opens and closes immediately, giving localhost:59315 as unreachable.
Ideally, cloudflared.exe would support that option with a service, or have an agent like WARP in the task bar.
That is a pitty.
I just see two options as for now.
- SSH Server
- maybe give
Hidden Start/hstart a try
You can open that feature request.
Thanks, I will try hidden start, I didn’t know it.
Yes, I will do it.