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Windows 2012 R2 start screen

I have Windows server 2012 R2. When a user logs in, he should always see the Metro start screen first (not the desktop). I do not want to install the 'Desktop experience' option. What's the best way to achieve this?
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Felix LevenSenior System and DatabaseadministratorCommented:
There is a User registry key, but I am not sure if it will work on a Server:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\

create -> OpenAtLogon  REG_DWORD

1 takes the user to the Start screen, and 0 to the Desktop

Those key are created if you Change:
taskbar -> right click -> pref -> Navigation -> startpage
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Manjunath SulladTechnical ConsultantCommented:
You need to create a Powershell script and need to modify the GPO's

Please go through below link and refer some of the script, You can select a script according to your requirement and modify the GPO's.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/09f29b2a-946a-42b7-9572-fc2e30743cc1/managing-the-metro-start-screen-on-rds?forum=winserverTS


Hope above link will help you.
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albatros99Author Commented:
I ended up creating a scheduled task that launches a script after logon.
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