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Create run at startup task

The following instructions create a new task which runs SmartFTP whether the user is logged on or not. The user account requires the Log on as batch job rights. KB: How to give a user Log on as a batch job rights

  1. Go to the Control Panel 
  2. Select Administrative Tools
  3. Select Task Scheduler
  4. Select the Task Scheduler Library in the tree on the left side
  5. Click on Create Task... on the right side
  6. In the General tab enter a name for your task. e.g. Start SmartFTP
  7. In the Security options select Run whether user is logged on or not
  8. If you want to run the task under a different user click on the Change User or Group... button
  9. Select the Triggers tab
  10. In the Trigger tab click on New...
  11. In the New Trigger dialog set the Begin task to At startup if you want to run the task when the computer starts
  12. Click OK to close the New Trigger dialog
  13. Select the Actions tab
  14. In the Actions tab click on New...
  15. In the New Action dialog set the Action to Start a program if this is not the case yet
  16. In the Program/script input box select the SmartFTP.exe file located in the "%programfiles%\SmartFTP Client" folder using the Browse... button.
  17. Leave the other input fields empty
  18. Click OK to close the New Action dialog
  19. Click OK to close the Create Task dialog


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