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KiXtart is a free-format scripting language for Windows. It is described as a logon script processor and enhanced batch scripting language by the official website.[1] Its name is a portmanteau of "kick start".



KiXtart is developed by Ruud van Velsen of Microsoft Netherlands. It is now provided as careware. Development started in 1991 to provide login scripting for the Microsoft LAN Manager environment.

It has rich built-in functionality for easy scripting and provides access to ADSI, ADO, WMI, etc. The language can be used to display information, set environment variables, start programs, connect to network drives, read or edit the registry, change the current drive and directory, and much more.

With KiXforms, the user can create a GUI for KiXtart.


Development of KiXtart as a logon scripting language started in 1991

Later Version Release dates as follows:[1]

  • 23/10/00 v3.63

KiXtart 2001

  • 19/11/01 v4.00
  • 21/01/02 v4.02
  • 08/07/02 v4.10
  • 26/08/02 v4.11
  • 11/11/02 v4.12
  • 17/02/03 v4.20
  • 15/07/03 v4.21
  • 14/11/03 v4.22
  • 31/12/04 v4.23

KiXtart 2010

  • 01/07/05 v4.50
  • 06/10/05 v4.51
  • 21/07/06 v4.52
  • 15/09/06 v4.53
  • 03/10/07 v4.60

Related Software

Other graphical software has been built upon KiXtart technology including the popular Open Source solution Script Start Community



External links


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