I have been searching for over a week for a snip of code that will execute a Batch file in the same way as it would if you clicked on it in the folder. Process.Start("file path" & "StartServer1.bat") This opens the file and executes the code but because the .bat file doesn't have a strick file location to the .jar so it says, "JAR not found" or "You don't have permition to access this file". I have tried numerous different ways to open the file but every time I get an error of some sort. All I need to be able to do is start a server with a .bat file. The .bat is located in a folder on the desktop with the .jar in that folder. I am a beginner when it comes to VB.net and the only resources I have is Google and that lot. If anyone can help please let me know.