Start program before logon

I have a program that I need to start before the logon screen. We have an aircard and we use anyconnect for vpn which starts before logon. I need the aircard software to start as well so that the connection can be made and then use anyconnect to vpn onto the domain. Thanks.
cstallingsAsked:
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jameslo-txConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The aircard software can start before logon by settin git NDIS mode. Not all cards have this, but most do. It changes the air card from a modem to a network adapter, basically.

It may also have a "start application" option. Most of them do. Whether or not it will start the app in NDIS mode, you'll have to see.

if you just need to be able to log into the domain the first time without it being on the network, NetMotion can do that. Or, use the air card in NDIS mode and set up a VPN server using an existing Windows machine.
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thompsonwirelessCommented:
It will have to run as a service.  AFAIK that's the only way that'll happen.  
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cstallingsAuthor Commented:
Tried both and neither starts before logon screen
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lobo797Commented:
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RGEIS2000Commented:
I don't think this is possible. It's possible to fire up a VPN at logon, depending on your client, but the aircard software must be designed to permit this.
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RGEIS2000Commented:
If this is a laptop, the user should be able to use cached credentials to log on.
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cstallingsAuthor Commented:
Yeah  but they are looking to have it start before.
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RGEIS2000Commented:
No can do. Unless the Aircard software is designed to provide this functionality, this configuration is not possible.
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scrathcyboyCommented:
Have you tried the first suggestion?  You need a SYSTEM-level service, not a user activated service, and that service needs to be provided by the vendor.  If you go into services, and activate this service as a SYSTEM-level service, not a user service, it can start before the user logs on.  If no one has provided a service module that can be run as a SYSTEM service, then you are stuck with logging in first.
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