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Run Windows PowerShell scripts first at computer startup shutdown

This policy setting determines whether Windows PowerShell scripts are run before non-Windows PowerShell scripts during computer startup and shutdown. By default Windows PowerShell scripts run after non-Windows PowerShell scripts. If you enable this policy setting within each applicable Group Policy Object (GPO) Windows PowerShell scripts are run before non-Windows PowerShell scripts during computer startup and shutdown. For example assume the following scenario: There are three GPOs (GPO A GPO B and GPO C). This policy setting is enabled in GPO A. GPO B and GPO C include the following computer startup scripts:GPO B: B. cmd B. ps1GPO C: C. cmd C. ps1Assume also that there are two computers DesktopIT and DesktopSales. For DesktopIT GPOs A B and C are applied. Therefore the scripts for GPOs B and C run in the following order for DesktopIT:Within GPO B: B. ps1 B. cmdWithin GPO C: C. ps1 C. cmd For DesktopSales GPOs B and C are applied but not GPO A. Therefore the scripts for GPOs B and C run in the following order for DesktopSales:Within GPO B: B. cmd B. ps1Within GPO C: C. cmd C. ps1Note: This policy setting determines the order in which computer startup and shutdown scripts are run within all applicable GPOs. You can override this policy setting for specific script types within a specific GPO by configuring the following policy settings for the GPO: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) -> StartupComputer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) -> Shutdown


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # RunComputerPSScriptsFirst

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Scripts

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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