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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

I have a script that puts itself into the SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun registry. When I reboot the computer then log in the application will not launch. 

Setting the reg keys script

func SetProgramAutoRun($PathToFile, $autorunName="LGComputerMigration")
    ; Write a single REG_SZ value
    ; Put script into the registry to launch on login
    
    If @ProcessorArch = "X86" Then
        RegWrite("HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", '"' & $autorunName & '"', "REG_SZ", $PathToFile)
        Call("WriteToLog", "[SUCCESS] Setup autorun in the registry for " & $PathToFile)
    endif
    If @ProcessorArch = "X64" Then
        RegWrite("HKLM64\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", '"' & $autorunName & '"', "REG_SZ", $PathToFile)
        Call("WriteToLog", "[SUCCESS] Setup autorun in the registry for " & $PathToFile)
    endif
endfunc

func DelProgramAutoRun($PathToFile, $autorunName="LGComputerMigration")
    If @ProcessorArch = "X86" Then
        RegDelete("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", '"' & $autorunName & '"')
        Call("WriteToLog", "[SUCCESS] Deleted autorun in the registry for " & $PathToFile)
    endif
    If @ProcessorArch = "X64" Then
        RegDelete("HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", '"' & $autorunName & '"')
        Call("WriteToLog", "[SUCCESS] Deleted autorun in the registry for " & $PathToFile)
    endif
endfunc

The script is set with SetProgramAutoRun("c:migrationscript.exe") I do see the entry in the registry and it looks fine. I even tried creating a launcher script to launch the main script on boot-up but I get the same issue.

#RequireAdmin
Local Const $Path = "c:\migration"
Local Const $ssFilePath = $Path & "\settings.ini"
Local $iiFileExists = FileExists($ssFilePath)

If not $iiFileExists Then
    msgbox(0,"Ahh Snap!", $ssFilePath & " file was not found")
    exit
endif

; Read the INI sections. This will return a 2 dimensional array.
Local $aOptions = IniReadSection($ssFilePath, "Options")
If Not @error Then
    Local $PathToFile = $aOptions[5][1]
else
    msgbox(0,"Error","Unable to read INI file, please check file. " & @error)
endif

; Run the main script
RunWait($PathToFile)
exit

Not sure why it wont launch

Edited by digitalexpl0it

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I've never used the registry to start a script at windows startup.  I always put a link to my app in the Startup folder.

Here it is on Windows 8: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2806079

A rq example:

filecreateshortcut(@scriptdir&"\Runner.exe", @StartupDir&"\Runner.exe.lnk", @scriptdir, "", "To automate and run processes via hotkeys", @scriptdir&"\system\graphics\runner icn3.ico")
Edited by Xandy

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If you know which key you want to have the script run, why don't you just read that key instead of reading the whole section? Ini files by design don't save the keys in any set sequence, so reading just a single key would be a whole lot easier with IniRead rather than IniReadSection.


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so I tried the windows startup folder and I get the same issue, if I remove #RequireAdmin from the launcher script it will run but can execute the man script. I just tried a cmd file to launch the main script from the startup folder and thats working. I will try the registry after this

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