Start User interface on logon using Windows Task Scheduler.

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Start User interface on logon using Windows Task Scheduler.

Postby melvin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:52 am

Due to the User Access Control rules in Windows 7,8, 2012, on some systems, the user interface does not startup when user logs on. This happens even though a shortcut is placed in the startup folder. Basically, UAC kicks in and silently prevents user interface from starting up. Resolving this is fairly tricky, and depends on modifying admin level operating system settings.

The best solution is to start the user interface via the windows task scheduler.

In Control Panel - System and settings - administrative tools - Task Scheduler :
* Action menu
* Create Basic Task
* name = Start Automize (or Start JaSFTP etc..)
* trigger = When I log on
* Action = Start a Program
program/script = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Automize10\Automize.exe"
Start in = C:\Program Files (x86)\Automize10

use the browse button to set the path to Automize.exe .

IMPORTANT: 'program/script' field needs the path in quotes since there is a space in the path. However, strangely the 'Start in' field does NOT need the quotes and will error out if you enter quotes . This was true in windows 7.
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