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System Startup & Shutdown

Automation Workshop includes the System Startup & Shutdown Trigger, that executes a Task upon starting or exiting of Microsoft Windows. Also, it can trigger on the Automation Workshop Manager or Service activity. A single Trigger can be configured to process one event—either start or shutdown.

Features & highlights

  • Start any program on Windows Startup for any specified user, or even the for System account easily.
  • Performs quick final operations when Windows shutdown is requested.
  • Runs Tasks or external applications upon Windows startup.
  • Executes Tasks when the Automation Workshop Service or Manager is started or stopped.

Usage examples

  • Perform resource intensive data preparation upon system startup for later instant retrieval by other Tasks.
  • Disable Tasks right after shutdown request and enable them after the system has fully initialized.
  • Save the date and time of Windows shutdown into a text file (for later retrieval).
  • Notify a system administrator by email right before the system has shutdown.
  • Clear temporary files on system startup.


  • System · Choose an event that will activate the Trigger.
  • Options · Enable or disable the System Startup & Shutdown Trigger and specify the delay between Trigger activation and Task execution.



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