I had found that, to not have my programs visible in the TaskBar (ie: DSNTODAY), I must, in the General Tab, select 'run whether user is logged on or not'. Unfortunately, tho logically, this also seems to apply to sound (ie: the Win32API BEEP and MESSAGEBEEP). When I select 'run only when user is logged on', it works properly (my NOTIFY program, which can beep if DSNTODAY finds an executable with todays' date; I use Audio, then Visual, cues). Is there a way to allow sound, even just a YES or NO, perhaps via a Registry tweak? Otherwise, I start my program via Startup which, like any typical program, appears in the TaskBar. I'd rather do that then pop up a brief window every 5min w/WTS; plus, I get better granularity (ie: I can run every minute). Can I hide my program in the TaskBar even tho it's not part of SysTray (notification area)?