Application Start-Up Impact

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Application Start-Up Impact

Description

When installing new applications, some of them will auto-start at login. This can slow down the device at user-login time and deteriorate the end-user experience.

Over time, the number of auto-start applications will very often increase, making the situation worse.

With this pack, gain visibility into devices being impacted by auto-start applications, and discover which applications are most frequently causing issues.

Platforms

  • Windows only

License modules

  • Nexthink Act

Compatibility

  • Nexthink v6.15 and later

Script Get Startup Impact

  • Version 2.0.0.0 - Script returns UserSID instead of UserName.
  • Version 1.1.0.0 - Refactoring and performance improvements.
  • Version 1.0.0.0 - Initial release.

Script Description

Retrieves information similar to the information in the Startup tab in Windows Task Manager.

Execution context and suggested scheduling

Run the script manually as local system.

Parameters

None.

Outputs

ID Label Type Description
1 UserSID String User SID (Security Identifier) to whom the XML file containing the stats belongs
2 LastStartUpAnalysisDate DateTime Last time the startup information was updated on the device.
3 HighImpactCount Int Number of applications with a high startup impact
4 HighImpactApplications StringList Details (CPU time in ms, Disk I/O in MB) of programs with a high startup impact
5 MediumImpactCount Int Number of applications with a medium startup impact
6 MediumImpactApplications StringList Details (CPU time in ms, Disk I/O in MB) of programs with a medium startup impact
7 LowImpactCount Int Number of applications with a low startup impact
8 LowImpactApplications StringList Details (CPU time in ms, Disk I/O in MB) of programs with a low startup impact
9 NotMeasuredImpactApplications StringList Applications that were started but whose startup impacts were not measured by Windows