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I want to have my magicJack load every time the computer reboots whether a user is logged in or not.

I currently am able to do this by enabling automatic logins and having the program in the startup folder. I think that this used to be something you'd configure a service for, but as I recall this forced the program to run in the background and made the HMI inaccessible.

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What is it you want/expect the MagicJack software to be able to do for you while not logged on? I ask because it probably won't have any access to things like the sound and such, unless there's a user actually logged in. Have you tried a basic Windows Task with a trigger of "When the computer starts"? What have you tried already? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 22 '12 at 0:57
    
@techie007 As stated, I am presently doing it by startup folder and using a login without password to bring it up. I don't expect the hmi to be present until a user logs in, of course, but I also don't want to have to twice load the software. I'm looking for the functionality of running my phone when at the user prompt, but the full hmi when a user logs in. –  Stephen Dec 22 '12 at 1:56

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My sugestion would be to use gpedit.msc (remember the msc)
In particular, use the Computer (not user) Settings
Windows Settings
Startup

Put your commands here to start magic jack.

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Easy peasy. Take a look in here. You will find there a detailed Microsoft guide how to make a service by yourself to make programs start after boot without user logged on.

And here you have a similar question with accepted answer.

command itself:

sc create newservice binpath= <pat_to_the_executable>
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From the question ... I think that this used to be something you'd configure a service for, but as I recall this forced the program to run in the background and made the HMI inaccessible. –  Stephen Jun 13 '14 at 2:21

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