Adding to this issue as it is slightly related we also need to Release Note
that the notifier will fail to start up in the following scenario:
1) The notifier has been registered as a log in start up task.
2) The user has admin privilege available (can execute apps with elevated privilges.
3) The user is running Vista.
Vista disallows any program from starting as a login in start up task (via
Registry or the Startup folder) if the application needs to run with
elevated privileges (the notifier does) and the user has admin privileges.
For the rationale see:
In this scenario the user has a couple of options:
1) Each time they log in a notice near the task bar will warn the user that
Vista has blocked some applications from starting. They can use that
interface to unblock the app (the notifier in this case). They must do
this each time they log in. Or they can advise Vista to block the app
2) If they wish for the notifier to run at log in they will have to manually
register the notifier using the Vista Task Scheduler. This site describes
how to use the Task Scheduler:
They should point the Task Scheduler action to launch the registered notifier
which should be located at:
Menu\Programs\Startup\Update Tool Notifier.exe"