Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:41 PM
Jose is right.
Without the http://, CMD doesn't know what to do with the file, so it checks %system root%.
For example, if you type "sol", it's a file that is well known to windows, and resides within system root or system32, one of those. So it launches.
If you type in an IP, it searched that folder for a file named after the numbers you gave.
If you put the http:// in, windows knows to load IE (or whatever you're default browser is), and apply the address accordingly.
Now, That being said....
What's the issue with the 3rd party app?