Disable startup option
Like Skype, it would be great if there was a setup option to not start on Windows Startup. Reason being, when on laptop, do not want lots of applications running that I dont need when on battery power. Saves time and frustration to not have these applications autostart. I can start them when I need them but not before.
Microsoft Teams seems to be persistent with the Auto-Start behavior regardless of what the user sets in the application itself.
In our organization we are running Windows 10 20H2 and have Laptops that don't have a persistent VPN connection as we require MFA when users log into them. Even though we are not forcing Microsoft Teams to start on Logon, it launches every time and prompts users for MFA before they even connect to VPN. This is extremely disruptive for our users and Microsoft should fix this. We have checked Teams settings for Auto-Start and it's not checked? We have checked the OS Startup Apps and Teams doesn't show there either. We used Autoruns from Sysinternals to see if there are any Teams items anywhere on the system that could tell us where is this behavior coming from and Autoruns is also blind and doesn't show where this is coming from. Microsoft please fix this.
This proves it is about time we all switch over to linux.
This is ridiculous.... I disabled the startup setting in the app, as well as on windows task center, and it still starts every time I turn the computer on. It's very distracting.
Any update on this? We need this ASAP.
Mike Hansen commented
Teams is great if it meets an organization's needs. Active Directory is great is it meets an organization's needs.
Teams is a PITA (Pain In The A??) if it does not meet an organization's needs. A method to disableTeams that works only in an AD environment is a useless PITA if the organization does not use AD.
SO MAKE A NON-AD DEPENDENT WAY TO DISABLE TEAMS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
David B commented
Users getting very fed up with Teams reappearing. It needs an option to allow autotstar to be disabled.
T Guarriello commented
Teams Autostart is a security risk. We are a healthcare organization. Several of our users have exposed their password into random teams chats because teams launches and takes focus while they are logging into their EHR session. The fact that we can't turn this off at an enterprise level is a huge vulnerability
Bitte nicht automatisch öffnen!!!< WTF
I have disabled MS Teams autostart in Teams itself, and in settings, yet it STILL autostarts.
This is incredibly annoying.
My laptop is for personal use only. I use neither Teams nor Skype. There absolutely should be an option to prevent them from loading on startup. Please fix this. Its obnoxious to have to go through the routine of turning them off every time I restart.
I have to go into my system settings every time I have used Teams to disable autostart. Please fix this. This is so annoying. I only use Teams while working from home, when I am not working I don't want Teams to start. Enabling autostart should only be a (checked out) option during install. Not every time you start the program, this is acting like malware.
I am running Linux, please fix!
Bitte nicht automatisch öffnen. Ich öffne nach Bedarf!
Tina and anonymous - it works great to remove Teams from Startup applications (Ubuntu), disabling Teams at startup. That is, until I manually start Teams to attend a meeting. After starting Teams, it changes the settings of Startup applications to include Teams. It is not a nice behaviour of an app to change system settings.
Can't believe this still hasn't been changed!
Microsoft 2 years later...
Please continue to express your feedback on uservoice.
OK... No program should auto-start without explicit permission from the end user.
And admins should have control on such a basic functionality.
If it doesn't happen in 2020 when Microsoft is pushing Teams left and right due to an increase in "work from home", what chance do we have?
it looks like malware, it behaves like malware... well... teams is just malware. unfortunately, my university requires that for meetings. i hope the GDPR will destroy this piece of malware at least in the EU. microshit, go and die. this teams crap not only segfaults in the background (which opens doors to any attacker), no, its impossible to stop it from adding it to autostart on LINUX!
By DEFAULT, Microsoft Teams SHOULD NOT be started automatically on Linux!
I wonder what other Microsoft-knows-better-than-you things are hidden in Teams.
Shame on you, Microsoft team.
For Linux Lite:
Menu>Session and Startup>
Click the "Application Autostart" Menu
Uncheck "Microsoft Teams"
David Gulland commented
It's been two years. As much as I agree with this, I think we're all going to have to let it go or figure out how to uninstall it without uninstalling the other Office programs.
No program should auto-start without explicit permission from the end user!!!