Running an Application Automatically

An application can be run automatically on a run-time image, with the addition of a RunOnce Request resource. This can be used, for example, to create a dedicated device, to create the appearance of a custom shell, or to start a service after first boot.

In This Section

How to Create a RunOnce/Dedicated Application Run-Time Image
Describes how to develop a run-time image on which an application or command is run automatically. This allows you to further customize your run-time image, create a dedicated device, or provide the appearance of a custom shell.
RunOnce Request Types and Scenarios
Describes the different types of RunOnce Requests, the value they can add to a run-time image, and some scenarios in which they can be used.
Adding a RunOnce Request to a Run-Time Image
Describes how to add the RunOnce Request custom resource to a run-time image.

Related Sections

Design a Run-Time Image
Describes the design phase of the development process. During this phase you can choose the components and resources that are required for your run-time image.
RunOnce Request
Describes the registry keys and extended properties of the custom resource that is used to run an application during or after first boot of the run-time image, or after every logon.
Automatically Joining a Domain with a Custom Application
Describes how to join your run-time image to a domain automatically by using a custom domain-joining application.

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