HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Determines whether the system waits for the logon script to finish running before it starts Windows Explorer and creates the desktop.

Value Meaning
0 The logon script and Windows Explorer can run simultaneously.
1 Windows Explorer does not start until the logon script has finished running.

Change method

To establish a policy related to this entry, use Group Policy. The value of this entry can be overridden by using the Run logon scripts synchronously policy (User or Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon).

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This entry also appears in the Winlogon subkey in HKEY_CURRENT_USER (see RunLogonScriptSync). The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE value applies to all users. The HKEY_CURRENT_USER value is configured separately for each user.

This entry can be superceded by Group Policy settings included in Windows 2000. While the Run logon scripts synchronously Group Policy is enabled (in the Computer Configuratio or User Configuration policy folders), the system ignores this entry. The Run logon scripts synchronously setting is stored in the values of RunLogonScriptSync (HKLM) and RunLogonScriptSync (HKCU).

Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

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