Sunday, October 03, 2010

Startup/Shutdown Script not working:


in Microsoft Windows 7, if you have ZoneAlarm Free Firewall: Startup and Shutdown scripts do not work.


 the registry entries at:

 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\Scripts\Startup\
 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\Scripts\Shutdown\
 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\State\Machine\Scripts\Startup\
 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\State\Machine\Scripts\Shutdown\

-get automatically deleted by the process svchost.exe, which also hosts the Group Policy Client service (gpsvc).

here is a dump from Process Monitor:
delete registry operations captured by Process Monitor

  1. Shutdown ZoneAlarm
  2. recreate the Shutdown/Startup Script entry using the Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc).
  3. Start ZoneAlarm.

1 comment:

Anup said...

Very Useful...all the Best