How to have a VB Script run at startup on Windows 7?

I have a VB Script which does just fine in starting a service that is not started at startup (setting Automatic does not work).  I want the VB Script to run every startup, but cannot see how to do so.  Windows 7 Home Premium does not seem to support gpedit.msc.  All of the Startup folders I can find, even under Users, denies me access to open up the folder and put the script into it.
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Add it to. Hklm Microsoft windows current version run key in regedi or through task scheduler.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Mike,

Create a task in Task Scheduler and in the Triggers tab, set it to run At startup:

run task at startup
Regards, Joe
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Possibly run with

Cscript yourfile.vbs too. Also make sure you are putting it somewhere it can be run by system account rather in your profile. E.g. make c:\scripts and check permissions.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Of course, in the Actions tab, set it to run your VBScript:

actions run vbs
Regards, Joe
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Everything looks right, and Task Scheduler says "Running" but I think it means that it ran the program, not that the service is running, because it is not.  Control Panel / Services shows it to not be running, and it is not.

Attached is screen shots of all pages of the Task Scheduler set up.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> Task Scheduler says "Running" but I think it means that it ran the program

That means the task is running, although it's probably done running, unless there's a problem with your VBS code. Hit the Refresh action in the right panel to have it update the task's status — you'll likely see "The operation completed successfully. (0x0)" in the Last Run Result column. But if not, what was the error code? One other thing: in the General tab, make sure the Run with highest privileges box is ticked.

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
H if you just need to start a service use this rather than vbscript unless it is doing anything else too.

Net start "service name"

Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Thanks fellas; working now.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Mike. That's great news! Regards, Joe
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