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Startup items on new computers in a domain environment

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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)
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by:Neil Russell
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Startup items where? from registry? From start menu?
You could add a software policy to block executables maybe?
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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.
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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.....
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by:mgedlaman
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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")
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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...
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Or modify your image?
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