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Application Auto-Start Impact

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Required Products

Nexthink Act


Windows 7
Windows 10


V6.27 and later


When installing new applications, some of them will auto-start at login. This can slow down the device at user-login time and deteriorate the end-user experience.Over time, the number of auto-start applications will very often increase, making the situation worse. This could cause a performance impact by increasing the total boot time. For this pack to work as intended, the DEX v2 must be installed in your environment.



  • - 14 Apr 2021 - Updated "Disable Application from Startup menu" Remote Action description
  • - 19 Feb 2021 - Fixed "Get Startup Impact" Remote Action reading XML files
  • - 03 Sep 2020 - Fixed "Disable Application from Startup menu" Remote Action
  • - 14 Jul 2020 - Updated pack to use DEX v2
  • - 12 Feb 2020 - Re-compilation of "Get-StartUpImpact" Remote Action
  • - Updated "Get-StartUpImpact" Remote Action
  • - Updated "Get-StartUpImpact" Remote Action
  • - Updated "Disable Application From Startup Menu" Remote Action
  • - Reduced the number of required metrics and added "Disable Application from StartUp Menu" Remote Action
  • - Bugfix "Get Startup Impact" Remote Action, returning empty application lists
  • - Updated "Get Startup Impact" Remote Action
  • - Initial release