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Bypass the User's Startup folder.

By EShanahorn ·
Anyone know how to pass a key sequence (left-shift) or change a registry entry remotely to cause a one time bypass of the "*\StartMenu\Programs\Startup" folders at next logon? Trying to setup an application installation to RunOnce at next logon. Toeliminate conflicts during install, I need to have ALL of the startup folders bypassed during this RunOnce routine.

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by EShanahorn In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

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by mphoffar In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

I'm not sure if there's a one time shot, but you could push a policy with only a custom start folder to point to some dummy location and at the end of the install push a reg key to change the start folder back to it's original location.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by EShanahorn In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

Problem with using this method is that with multiple "Startup" folders the reg key may not reset all of the users startup options.

Thanks for replying.

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by Gary_W In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

Hold down the Ctrl key when windows boots to bypass the startup folder apps. Of course
you can always rename the startup folder while you works out your problem, then rename it back when done.

Merry Xmas!

Gary

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by EShanahorn In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

Trying to accomplish this automatically via a login script or the RunOnce command in the registry so that we don't have to visit every machine or relying on end-user execution of the key sequence.

Thanks for replying.

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by shmaltz In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

Hold down the left shift key and press x key, it works best if you do it from the stage that you see the background of windows and the hourglass and you keep pressing the x key until windows is fully loaded.
This is the way to do it and i wrote works best b/c it does not work all the time for all the programs in the startup folder on my computer maybe on yours it will work.
Hope this helps.

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by EShanahorn In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

Trying to accomplish this automatically via a login script or the RunOnce command in the registry so that we don't have to visit every machine or relying on end-user execution of the key sequence.

Thanks for replying.

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by shmaltz In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

sorry did not relize that you are trying to do it remotely.
use logon script it runs before windows runs the programs in the startup program.

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by EShanahorn In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

I tried this method also, I configured the initial portion of the script to look for the existance of conflicting applications and close them before launching the application setup routine. Since the initial portion ran before the startup programs, it did not find conflicting apps. Then after the setup routine starts, the startup apps would launch; causing conflicts with the setup routine.

Thanks for replying.

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by vh_s In reply to Bypass the User's Startup ...

If you need to edit the registry remotely, you would need "Windows 98 Resource Kit".

You'll find a tools under the Network Administration Tools > Remote Registry Service.

Basically, you would need to install this service through Control Panel> Network Applet as separate service for each Windows machine.

This apply for Windows 98. For Windows NT, I believe similar Resource Kit exist. Yes, you could only access Windows 98 remotely through Windows 98 machine and Windows NT only through NT machine.

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