Run these programs at user logon

Specifies additional programs or documents that Windows starts automatically when a user logs on to the system.

To specify values for this setting, click Show. In the Show Contents dialog box in the Value column, type the name of the executable program (.exe) file or document file. To specify another name, press ENTER, and type the name. Unless the file is located in the %Systemroot% directory, you must specify the fully qualified path to the file.

Note: This setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both settings are configured, the system starts the programs specified in the Computer Configuration setting just before it starts the programs specified in the User Configuration setting.

Also, see the "Do not process the legacy run list" and the "Do not process the run once list" settings.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Items to run at logon

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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