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Run at start up.. literally?

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its just a question thats been stuck in the corner of my mind.. is there a way to literally run a script at start up, as in, before the user logs in?

after reading the post on the 30 min use of a program, I wanted to see if you can limit the whole use of a computer to a time limit...


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

its just a question thats been stuck in the corner of my mind.. is there a way to literally run a script at start up, as in, before the user logs in?

after reading the post on the 30 min use of a program, I wanted to see if you can limit the whole use of a computer to a time limit...

Well you can run a script when the user logs in so that it will run immediately and before the desktop loads. You would need to place it in the RunOnce registry key. If you don't know how to add the key or know where it is, this utility will allow you to create run once key and add it to the regsitry so on next reboot it will execute that script.

http://runonceexcmd.sourceforge.net/

Here is the MS KB for more specifics too.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232509

I personally like the utility than to maunally do it. :whistle:

Edited by EndFunc

EndFuncAutoIt is the shiznit. I love it.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

How about running AutoIt as a service? There are definitely enough of examples on how to do that in the Example Script forum.

Edited by Manadar

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

start > run > gpedit.msc

if you open the computer configuration -> windows settings branch, there is a scripts Startup / shutdown section, to my knowledge, these run before user login.

not sure sure how it would take running an auto IT script.. but its worth a try.

Edited by tAKTelapis

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