Solved

Startup items on new computers in a domain environment

Posted on 2011-09-21
6
324 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
One of my clients is over 90 employees.  When I setup new laptops for them, sometimes, these laptops are shared between many local administrative users.  

I would like to be able to disable a whole pile of startup items for all these users without having to log in to their accounts individually.

Can I do this without using policies? (as not all the laptops are the same, and some of these local administrators use different laptops)
0
Comment
Question by:mgedlaman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 36576423
Startup items where? from registry? From start menu?
You could add a software policy to block executables maybe?
0
 

Author Comment

by:mgedlaman
ID: 36576894
Thank you Neilsr for responding:

"msconfig"
"startup" tab

I find that manufacturers tend to add a lot of "fluff" that really slows the boot process...as well, I would like to customize the users experience (browser add-ons, the way tabs open, etc.) as most users do not know how to configure that stuff.
0
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
johnb6767 earned 500 total points
ID: 36582169
Autoruns
http://live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.exe

There is a "Users" option at the to that allows to you load ANY user profile on the machine.....
0
Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

 

Author Closing Comment

by:mgedlaman
ID: 36584915
johnb, this looks like exactly what I was looking for!  Any tips on if I wanted to do that as the domain administrator for all the computers on the domain? (they're all different configurations, brands, etc.)...also, I'm getting to a point where I'd like to setup new computers without having to repeat similar steps over and over (browser add-ons, startup items, non-MS services that are shite i.e. "game console")
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 36584937
What you could do, is to either use GPP to delete the known reg values under HKCU\.\.\.\.\Run, once you have collected them via a handful in AutoRuns......

Same thing for the reg entries in the other tabs, not just Startup...
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 36584939
Or modify your image?
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
After seeing many questions for JRNL_WRAP_ERROR for replication failure, I thought it would be useful to write this article.
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question