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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Working with Logon and Startup Policies

Windows Vista provides a set of policies to control the logon process, some of which allow you to configure the way programs run at logon. This makes them similar to logon scripts, in that you can execute specific tasks at logon. Other policies change the view in the welcome and logon screens. The main logon and startup policies that you’ll use are available at Administrative Templates\System\Logon and are summarized in Table 8-5.

Table 8-5. Logon and Startup Policies

Policy Type

Policy Name

Description

Computer

Always Use Classic Logon

This overrides the default simple logon screen and uses the logon screen from previous versions of Windows.

Computer

Always Wait For The Network At Computer Startup And Logon

Requires ...

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