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How do I run a program on Win2k3 startup -before- any users login?

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I would like to have a program (simple telnet server) run on startup in my windows 2003 server.  I tried putting entries in the registry (run key) but the server did not run these programs until a user logged in.  I need the program to run even if the server is sitting at the login screen after a reboot.  I already tried registering the program as a service but I keep getting a 1053 error (Start Service Timeout) when I try and start the service (this also shows in the system event logs).  I updated the .NET framework and saw the same problem.  I then set the service to run the program I wanted if the service failed.  This did not work either.

How can I get a program to run on startup, before any users even login?

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