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.

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