How to force applcation to launch/load when windows starts up RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can i force an APP-V application to load in the background when Windows loads. Like on a reboot for example? I have a network based app that needs to be running in the background. Is there a way to do this?


    Friday, October 12, 2012 8:24 PM


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  • Use a login script through Group Policy that passes 

    "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\SFTTRAY.exe" /HIDE /LOADALL

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    • Edited by RorymonMVP Friday, October 12, 2012 8:48 PM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 8:46 PM
  • scratch that I think I misinterpretted what you were saying. You only want one application? And you don't really want it to load? You want it to actually launch? You can do that by having a command in the run reg key:

    "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\SFTTRAY.exe" /HIDE /LAUNCH "APP NAME"

    I would not suggest doing that though. I tried it a couple of times, App-V doesn't support Boot time services for a reason.

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 9:08 PM
  • Another method that you might be able to use, so that the application starts after a short delay at logon. Use Task Scheduler to run the command line Rory has posted above, create a trigger that launches the application 'At log on' and set 'Delay task for' a value such as 15 seconds.

    Which ever method that you use, you'll need to update the task/shortcut if the application name changes. Group Policy Preferences should allow you to create scheduled tasks.

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 10:27 PM
  • Hello,

    You could use the autoload-feature, which is per-client and not per-package though...


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    Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:45 PM