Vista Blocked Programs at Startup- Fix Once and for All
I have the VISTA HOME Premium and like the VISTA Basic I do not have Security Policy Control on my non-VISTA Apps.
If you have Windows Vista Ultimate then you do. So here is a way too once and for all to fix that VISTA tray BLOCKED APP alert that is quite annoying in that you are alerted with every bootup that your app is blocked and you must allow the app to run each time by giving VISTA permission blessing. Boo on that. So here is the fix:
Remove the startup app that is offending by:
Start----Run----and type in msconfig.exe
Go to STARTUP Tab and remove the app that is blocked by Vista noting on a sheet of paper where the program is run from. If the program app is run from the startup menu, then just go to Start---All Program Files---Startup Folder and remove the app there.
After removing the app, create a app Task using the Task Schedule with full VISTA blessed permission by following the instructions below:
1. Launch the Task Scheduler
Example: Start Menu → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools
2. From the Actions panel on the right, select Create Task...
a. Give the app a name of your choice in the "Name Section"
3. Go to the Security Options on the General tab
a. Select an user account with administrative privileges
b. Select the radio button Run only when user is logged on
c. Check the box Run with highest privileges
4.Go to the Triggers tab and click New...
a. In Begin the task, select At log on
b. In the Settings options, select All users
c. In the Advanced Settings options, check the box Enabled
d. Click OK to close the dialog
5. Go to the Actions tab and click New...
a. For Action, select Start a program
b. In the Settings options, browse for the Program/Script you want to execute on
c. Click OK to close the dialog
6. Go to the Settings tab
a. Check the box Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed
b. Uncheck the box Stop the task if it runs longer than
7. Make any other desired settings
8. Click OK to save and close the task properties
What this will now accomplish is that once and for all your non-VISTA apps will run at windows startup with full permission and therefore the blocked programs alert on the bottom right tray of the desktop will disappear for ever (Vista is happy).
NOTE: If you have an app that reappears in the STARTUP in MSCONFIG...you will need to uncheck in the application itself to stop running at startup. VISTA will give that blocked message if you don't stop it from running at startup as a non-vista app. What our aim is to stop the program from loading at startup and run the program through the TASK Scheduler with full Vista blessing ( the workaround).