As an IT administrator, you may often need to run certain scripts when you log on to a Windows system. This can be especially useful if you need to set up a specific environment or configuration on the system, or if you need to run a specific program or service as soon as you log on. Fortunately, there are several ways you can automatically run a script when you log on to Windows.
One option is to create a shortcut for the script and place it in the Windows Startup folder. The Startup folder is located in the Start Menu, and any shortcuts placed in here will be launched automatically when Windows starts. To add a script to the Startup folder, simply create a shortcut to the script and then copy it to the folder. Once the shortcut is in place, it will be launched automatically whenever you log on.
Another option is to use the Windows Task Scheduler. The Task Scheduler is a built-in tool that allows you to schedule tasks to run at certain times. To use the Task Scheduler to run a script when you log on, simply open the Task Scheduler and create a new task. In the task settings, you can specify the script you want to run and when you want it to be launched. You can also specify whether the script should be launched when you log on, or when the system starts.
Finally, you can also use the Windows Registry to automatically run a script when you log on. The Registry is a database that stores configuration settings for Windows. To use the Registry to launch a script when you log on, you will need to create a new registry key. To do this, open the Registry Editor (RegEdit) and navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run key. Once you are there, you can create a new string value with the name of the script you want to run and the value of the command you want to execute. Once the registry key has been created, the script will be launched automatically whenever you log on.
As you can see, there are several ways you can automatically run a script when you log on to Windows. Using the Startup folder, Task Scheduler, or Registry Editor, you can easily configure Windows to launch a script as soon as you log on. This can be very useful for setting up a specific environment or configuration, or for running a specific program or service as soon as you log on.