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Run Windows PowerShell scripts first at user logon logoff

This policy setting determines whether Windows PowerShell scripts are run before non-Windows PowerShell scripts during user logon and logoff. By default Windows PowerShell scripts run after non-Windows PowerShell scripts. If you enable this policy setting within each applicable Group Policy Object (GPO) PowerShell scripts are run before non-PowerShell scripts during user logon and logoff. 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 user logon scripts:GPO B: B. cmd B. ps1GPO C: C. cmd C. ps1Assume also that there are two users Qin Hong and Tamara Johnston. For Qin GPOs A B and C are applied. Therefore the scripts for GPOs B and C run in the following order for Qin:Within GPO B: B. ps1 B. cmdWithin GPO C: C. ps1 C. cmd For Tamara GPOs B and C are applied but not GPO A. Therefore the scripts for GPOs B and C run in the following order for Tamara:Within GPO B: B. cmd B. ps1Within GPO C: C. cmd C. ps1Note: This policy setting determines the order in which user logon and logoff 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: User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Logon/Logoff) -> LogonUser Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Logon/Logoff) -> LogoffThis policy setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. The policy setting set in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting set in User Configuration.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # RunUserPSScriptsFirst

  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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