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Is it possible? I want to autostart an exe program as soon windows starts and the Login Screen is there? Can someone please provide me steps to add program to startup?

I can add a program to startup but it only runs as soon as user logged in, but I want to run it behind the scenes when PC is on login screen.

Using Windows 2003 Sever DataCenter edition

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You'll need to be more specific as to what this program does, IE is it interactive or should it act like a service? If it's not interactive this is possible, if you want it to be interactive it may be more tricky, maybe not possible. –  Alex Berry Sep 11 '12 at 11:06
    
I want to add a DNS updater tool as startup. see dnsdynamic.org –  coure2011 Sep 11 '12 at 11:19
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As duenni says below, use srvany from the resource toolkit, you can use it to turn things in to a service that runs in the background. If you need specific assistance in doing so let me know. –  Alex Berry Sep 11 '12 at 11:34
    
can you provide me some detailed steps? how to use srvany.exe? –  coure2011 Sep 11 '12 at 17:08

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You can try to start your program as a Windows Service. The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools, located here, contain the program srvany.exe which can run applications as Windows Services. This won't work with everything, it depends on your program.

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