Microsoft KB Archive/172168

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Run Programs Not Applied from Policy File

Article ID: 172168

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172168


When a policy file has User\Shell\Restrictions\Hide all items on desktop selected (enabled), programs specified by Computer\System\Run\Run do not run the first time a user logs in if a local profile does not exist. However, the programs will run at subsequent log on attempts or after a local profile has been created.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: policy policies spe system editor startup registry ZAK ignored

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