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Overview of System Startup & Shutdown Trigger. Specify the start or shutdown, that will activate the Trigger. Supported processes are Microsoft Windows, Automation Workshop Manager and Automation Workshop Service. The Trigger supports either start or shutdown of one of these processes at a time.

Trigger on Specify the process upon the startup or shutdown of which the Trigger will be activated.
  • Windows · Trigger is activated by start or shutdown of Microsoft Windows.
  • Automation Workshop Service · Trigger is activated when starting or stopping Automation Workshop Service.
  • Automation Workshop Manager · Trigger is activated when opening or closing Automation Workshop Manager.
Start & Open Trigger will be activated upon starting the selected process.
Shutdown & Stop & Close Trigger will be activated upon stopping the selected process.


  • System Startup & Shutdown integration and auditing—Variables (dynamic data) and Events (recorded activity). Acquire the variable that indicates whether Windows was just started or is shutting down, whether Automation Workshop has just been opened or closed, or whether Automation Workshop Service started or stopped. This Trigger does not log any events.


  • It is strongly recommended to set both Run As settings—If user is logged on and If user is logged off—to the same value, preferably as the SYSTEM user. This avoids the Trigger restarting during system shutdown (or user logoff), which could cause the Task to fail to start.
  • Tasks designed to be executed on system shutdown by the System Startup & Shutdown Trigger have to be run using the SYSTEM user credentials (specified in the Run As tab of Task Properties).
  • The attempt to run the Task from user account that is not logged on when system shutdown is initiated, will be blocked by Windows and lead to Event ID 2502Failed to start Task on behalf of specified user.

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