Startup Programs



Mark
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Is there a way to get certain programs to load in a certain order on starup?
I'd like to have my firewall load first.

Dave Patrick
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
To start applications sequentially create a shell script something like this
and place it in your \Startup directory.

-------------mystartup.cmd-------------
start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\outlook.exe"
start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\word.exe"
start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe"
---------------end file------------------


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Mark" wrote:
| Is there a way to get certain programs to load in a certain order on
starup?
| I'd like to have my firewall load first.

Mark
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
I don't know how to find my \startup directory and I don't know how to create
a shell script or where to write it. Sorry. Please help more.

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> To start applications sequentially create a shell script something like this
> and place it in your \Startup directory.
>
> -------------mystartup.cmd-------------
> start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\outlook.exe"
> start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\word.exe"
> start "" "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe"
> ---------------end file------------------
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Mark" wrote:
> | Is there a way to get certain programs to load in a certain order on
> starup?
> | I'd like to have my firewall load first.
>
>
>

Dave Patrick
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
What I posted was an example of such a script. You'll want to place it in;
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
(probably C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

for it to run no matter who is logged on.
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
(probably C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)
or here for it to run only when you're logged on.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Mark" wrote:
|I don't know how to find my \startup directory and I don't know how to
create
| a shell script or where to write it. Sorry. Please help more.


Startup Programs