How to find the startup folder on Windows Server 2012 or 2016

It’s always been simple to find the startup folder in most versions of Windows to configure an application to start automatically when a user logs in.

Here is how to find the startup folder on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016

  • Right Click on the start menu and choose run
  • Type “shell:startup” and click ok.The run dialog box showing how to access the startup folder on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016
  • Then the startup folder will appear and you can drop shortcuts or applications into it.

Easy but quite well hidden.

One thought on “How to find the startup folder on Windows Server 2012 or 2016

  1. Dear Support,
    Thank you for your efforts but you are not solving the problem. I want to add these applications as services **that do not require any interaction from the user**. Like all the other services, I want these applications to automatically start if the entire hardware or Windows O/S restarts while I’m sleeping or over the weekend.

    The links you have sent to add apps to the Startup group is nice but doesn’t solve the problem. I want to know how to add these programs to be Services on the Windows 2016 Server Services Console.

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