Configure Windows 7 to display what software is installed at startup/login

In Windows XP and Windows 8 you will see what software is being installed via GPO at start or login. In Windows 7 this has been shut off as standard. To enable this behavior do the following.

Open up GPMC and create a new group policy.

Browse to:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System

The policy is called on Windows Server 2008 R2:
“Verbose vs normal status messages” = Enabled

The policy may also be called on Windows Server 2012 + 2012 R2:
“Display highly detailed status messages” = Enabled

Enable it and you’re done.

Published by Wouter Makkinje

I am a 30 Year old IT Consultant from Kalmar Sweden.

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