Hi Ben, Preferences to the rescue! The new preferences support the ability to Apply Once. You could either create a "runonce" registry preference entry with the Apply Once option enabled on the preference, or you could create an immediate task (it's a sub option of a scheduled task preference), also with the RunOnce option to run it. There are a couple of things that you would need to consider:- 1. I suspect the RunOnce registry key won't be honored until you logon again 2. It will run asynchronously to the logon process (which I think is what you are doing anyway) 3. You need to make sure that the preference is only created after the software is installed, so you may need to filter the preference based on the exe file being present Remember:- 1. The Preference CSE's must be installed on all machines and is supported on XP SP2 and Vista 2. Preferences can be managed on a 2008 server. You can also install RSAT on a Vista SP/1 machine to manage Preferences Alan Cuthbertson Policy Management Software (Now with ADMX and Preference support):- http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir <http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=pol_summary.shtml> &f=pol_summary.shtml ADM Template Editor(Now with ADMX support):- http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir <http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=adm_summary.shtml> &f=adm_summary.shtml Policy Log Reporter(Free) http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir <http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=policyreporter.shtml> &f=policyreporter.shtml _____ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of WATSON, BEN Sent: Friday, 19 September 2008 1:24 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Run Once GPO Is it possible to create a group policy that sets a program to run once and then not run again? We have deployed the Microsoft EFS Assistant application to company laptops, however it needs to run at least once to do its initial encryption run. However it seems to hit machines hard for about 10 to 15 minutes on average after a logon when set to run at every login. I would prefer to have it run once and then not run again unless manually invoked by the user. Is this possible? _______________________________________ Best way to annoy your <http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5351908> co-workers? E-mail.