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I run Windows Server 2012 and when I log in the Open File window appears and it wants to start a .exe file. Where can I view the start up folder and disable all the start ups? Note that I want to disable the .exe file and not programs.

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Want to exe files are not executed at all?)) Well, you can. There are a number of ways, and why? Or do you want to disable autorun? – STTR May 21 '13 at 9:04
@STTR When I log in to automatically the Open File dialog opens and I want to remove that .exe file that was added to the startup folder/place. – Simon Zettervall May 21 '13 at 11:15
@Karan Exactly what I needed thanks. – Simon Zettervall May 22 '13 at 8:32
@SimonZettervall: You're welcome, I posted it as an answer below. – Karan May 22 '13 at 14:06
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Autoruns from Microsoft is naturally the utility "which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor", and it supports Server 2003+.


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