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AsynchronousCommand runs on every logon


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Hi,

i built up a nice answer file and added some AsynchronousCommands. One of these commands does something like:

cmd /K echo "test"

When setup has finished and desktop has loaded a cmd window opens... so far so good. But i noticed, that this fucking command runs on every log on, although the documentation says:

AsynchronousCommand specifies a single command to run the first time that a user logs onto the computer.

I checked the registry and find my defined AsynchronousCommands in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

but as far as i know, this is a key where one add to run commands on every log on, like Nvidia drivers or makinboards drivers, you know what i mean?

 

Something is really confusing me...

 

I only want to run a command once on logon. Can someone help?

 

Thanks in advance!

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 

This is used to run on every logon just like startup item

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]

but this is used for run only once on next logon but not every time

 

i never given any command in my answer file i just make a self deletable .cmd file and i use the path of it to run 

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I have replicated this using Windows 10 Pro x64 using this XML:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">    <settings pass="windowsPE">        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">            <SetupUILanguage>                <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>            </SetupUILanguage>            <InputLocale>en-us</InputLocale>            <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>            <SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale>            <UILanguageFallback>en-us</UILanguageFallback>            <UserLocale>en-us</UserLocale>        </component>    </settings>    <settings pass="oobeSystem">		<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">            <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>            <SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale>            <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>            <UserLocale>en-us</UserLocale>        </component>        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"><LogonCommands>   <AsynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">      <CommandLine>cmd /K echo "test"</CommandLine>      <Description>Description_of_command1</Description>      <Order>1</Order>   </AsynchronousCommand></LogonCommands>        </component>    </settings>    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:d:/sources/install_windows vista business.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /></unattend>
Happens using /generalize or not. Writes the contents of CommandLine object to the Run key.

Documentation notes that SynchronousCommand (FirstLogonCommands) now will act like AsynchronousCommnand.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn917933(v=vs.85).aspx

However I tested that and FirstLogonCommand does not write anything into the Run key, and as such does not run on each logon.

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