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.ps1
GPO C: C.cmd, C.ps1

Assume 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.cmd
Within 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.ps1
Within GPO C: C.cmd, C.ps1

Note: 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)\Logon
User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Scripts (Logon/Logoff)\Logoff

This 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.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameRunUserPSScriptsFirst
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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