Logging on and startup question
Posted on 2006-07-09
I just want a little explaination on what happens on a computer with multiple accounts.
1. If I have an app add a value to the Startup section of the registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run)
so that the app starts when the computer starts, will that app start when the computer starts, or only when the user that installed it logs on, or when any user logs on or what? I mainly want to know 2 things: where to put it so that only the user that installed it will have it run when he logs on, and where to put it no matter who logs on, it will always start.
When a user logs off, and a different logs on, all his personal settings are set. Does that also mean that any programs he installed to run at startup will also run?
2. Same question, only with the startup folder instead of the registry.
I don't have multiple accounts on my computer and I don't want to set it up to test it because pulling a tooth is easier than getting rid of them. I started making some of my apps available online, but I don't know enough about this to do it properly. I need to make sure I set it up right so that it works for the end user.