beretboy has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have written a perl script to do some fairly lengthy operations at boot up via the Windows XP scheduled tasks daemon. This will be running in a computer lab, and I don't want users to close the terminal window that currently pops up on boot. How can I run my script in the background, preventing it from opening a command prompt window?

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