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Auto-Startup of Programs

By serwee98 ·
We have some server programs that we used to start up manually by logging in at the server console and then locking the screen when the programs started.

These did not come supplied as an NT service and the SrvAny (from the NT resource kit) failed to start them as a service.

I've tried putting them in the "startup" folder but I think they start up only if I log in.

Is there a way to start the programs everytime the server is rebooted WITHOUT logging into the server console?

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by Kima In reply to Auto-Startup of Programs

Try writting a windows script to start the programs once end-users logon.... It should work..


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by serwee98 In reply to Script..

But this is a server i.e. users do not login locally.

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I know it should be...

by Kima In reply to

Sorry for my late response, but LOGON scripts are designed to run from the server. The logon scripts will initiate once the end-user logins.

Do some research and write it, you can do a lot with LOGON Scripts...even turning ON/OFF their NumLock onthe keyboard, you just need to be familiar with the REGISTRY KEYS and it's contents to execute at logon.

It's a set of instructions given to the computers from the server as to what it needs to be done or apply at start up.

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Check into System Policy

by dmci In reply to I know it should be...

I'm working on similar problem for my NT server. Haven't tried it yet, however, found something in the Microsoft NT knowledgebase that suggested using the System Policy manager to modify the local system policy to set the NT server to run a script/program/etc. when it boots up. The NT Resource Kit also supposedly has a utility called AUTOEXNT that performs the same function the MS-DOS Autoexec.Bat used to do. I haven't checked this out yet, and intend to try both options. They may work for you too. You might also want to check out"Windows NT Shell Scripting" by Tim Hill which includes loads of good hints for working with NT shell (batch files) scripts.

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