Need a solution to auto start a program on Reboot.
Posted on 2010-09-10
Server 2008 Domain, Client is Windows XP:
Client reboots by itself (I'm checking on why this is happening but it may be Windows Update. Could be a virus). The computer is used for a timeclock. For the data from the timeclock to get downloaded, an application must be running at all times. Since it reboots by itself and no one is logged in, the data from the timeclock cannot transfer and it is causing problems. I need a solution to somehow make sure this application starts up automatically when the computer boots, instead of when a user logs in... if this would be a valid solution.
...I wonder if I could have windows automatically log a specific user in on reboot. Then I could just put the application shortcut in the startup folder.
Anyways, I'm open to suggestions but the final solution is to have that application running at all times, even after a reboot, with no human interaction. It must me automated.