Group Policy IE Delayed Startup


We currently have multiple GPOs targeting locations around the world. in these policies we have to have IE launch on logging in to display health and safety details. however we are finding that IE is opening before network connectivity is available there displaying page cannot be displayed.  does anyone know if it's possible to get ie or any application to startup automatically with a delay via group policy?
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You can configure a logon script delay, just google it. Or, if started by batch, put the line
Timeout 10
Before IE for a ten sec delay.
stealth82Author Commented:
thanks but it must be via gpo or registry. no scripts
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stealth82Author Commented:
sorry but that's not a solution
Please explain what it misses to be called a solution. Also lets look at what client OS's you are talking about.
stealth82Author Commented:
you just pointed me to a Microsoft site advising how you can change the way group policy runs at login
stealth82Author Commented:
no hard feelings mate. I'm pretty clued up with group policy so just didn't help
You have misinterpreted the link. It reads "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon", so it's for both.
If you don't mention your OS, I will assume win8.1. For win8.x there's more we need to do, namely, disable fast startup.
stealth82Author Commented:
yes but would  impact logon performance
You can't have both, that's something you have to accept. MS designed 8.1 for speed, on cost of functionality. I will write an article soon how to have both using some tricks with event triggering.
stealth82Author Commented:
I wonder if I could use tasks. not ideal but I could push via gpp.
Sure, use tasks. They can be triggered to run after some network component is available.

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stealth82Author Commented:
yea. as long as I can run as the user all good.
Sure. With GPOs, you can deploy tasks that run as the logged on user.
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