Chris- just a shot in the dark, but will those methods work as Web Services?
Right now I am looking at running labview.exe at all times, then writing a web service that will use VI server to run my code in the Dev environment. The web service will be invoked by a BAT file using curl or wget, etc. If those methods work as web services I can bypass labview.exe.
Failing that, anyone know how to get labview.exe to run in the background, like a service?
The way that you want to do this is relatively straighforward although not obvious at first glance.
What should happen is that the VI loads broken, but you can get your history and everything else you need w/ out worrying about dependencies