Looking for the task that automatically start up when user logon

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I am trying to find out a task that automatically starts an application when a user login to the computer running Windows Server 2012 R.
But I do not where it is located.  With the Event Viewer, will we be able to find out how/where the task start from?
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Commented:
Task Scheduler. Open Task Scheduler review like startups (lots of variables), make your own startup task and set it like the others.

See if that helps. That is what I have done.
Run msconfig and check the startup tab.

Check the registry for RunOnce, RunServices, RunServicesOnce, and Winlogon\Userinit in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Check for Run, RunOnce, RunServices, RunServicesOnce, and Windows in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Check the following locations:
Windows r   shell:startup -> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Windows r shell:common startup -> C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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Commented:
The free AutoRuns from www.sysinternals.com displays all locations serialband mentioned, and even more.

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Thanks.

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