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Start program on computer startup when nobody is logged on and show the window when someone does log on (OS: Windows)

I have a program that is launched on system startup using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. The program must start even if the computer reboots automatially. Administrator is the account used to ...
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Why is there a c:\windows\syswow64\userinit.exe on 64 bit versions of windows?

Windows internals makes it clear than winlogon.exe after authenticating with lsass.exe launches the contents of the UserInit key, which by default is c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe to set up the ...
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Domain login very slow 10+ minutes

We are racking our brains trying to figure this problem out an are currently stuck! Basically we are having issues with some users taking ages to log in in the mornings, some times up to 20 minutes, ...
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What does userinit.exe do?

When Windows starts, by default userinit.exe runs. What exactly does this program do? I know what it does in general - e.g., initiates the logon script - but I am looking for the full details of all ...
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661 views

alfresco, tomcat crashes on startup, no clues in the logs

I have installed an alfresco community edition 4.0 on a Win 2003 R2 with 3GB of RAM. I've used alfresco for some hours, i've created a user, uploaded some documents. But now, restarting it, tomcat ...
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3answers
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Run a command on Windows startup (not login!)

How do you tell Windows to run a command on each system startup? I have a large number of servers on which I will need to run a command on system startup that makes a non-persistent configuration ...
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1answer
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Windows XP Insists Upon Reconnecting to Network Drive on Startup (Stop It)

I once mapped a network drive and accidentally checked Reconnect at logon. Now, no matter what I do, Windows insists upon connecting to that drive at startup. Here's what I've tried in order to stop ...
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Automate creation of Windows startup script?

Is there a good way to automate installing local startup (rather than login) scripts in Windows XP and Windows 7, via the command line, WMI, COM, or otherwise (even Win32 if it comes to that)? I need ...
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EC2 Startup - How to Tell When Windows Ready?

I am working with Amazon EC2, and I have some Windows AMIs backed with EBS. When I launch a new instance from an EBS snapshot, the EC2Config service prepares the Windows machine for me. I know when ...
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2answers
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Windows pptp VPN at startup

I'd like to connect windows pptp client at startup. Is it possible? because I need a vpn link between two windows server and so (because it's a server) I don't want to let a logged user to the ...
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How to run a batch script before the windows Logon prompt appears?

I'm looking for a way of running a batch script once (and only once) on boot before the Windows XP Logon prompt appears on screen. What is the easiest way to do this? Also, I need to be able to run ...
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Is there anything like BizSpark for non software startups?

I'm trying to figure out how to build a decent IT infrastructure for a new business on a budget and I was wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas on how to build a Windows IT infrastructure cheaply ...
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Prevent some startup programs from running when logging in to Windows Vista via Remote Desktop

Is it possible to prevent some startup programs from running when I log in to my Windows Vista desktop via Remote Dekstop. I was hoping for a solution much like "Capster" which when added to a ...