Originally Posted by zzmijarevic
I have been trying to configure Windows XP to automatically start calibre-server (with options) during system startup (boot process), but with no success.
The idea is to have calibre-server working in the background. Based on suggestions in the Calibre Forum and on my own fiddling with Windows, I can point out three approaches for automatically starting calibre-server:
1) Adding a Scheduled Task (as described in forum thread 74683)
This can only work for the automatic startup of calibre-server during a logon of a user. It can only work if the user defined in the scheduled task is the same user that is logging in. The startup opens a DOS (or CMD) window with "C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe" in the window title.
Automatic startup during boot is unsuccessful regardless of user credentials.
I don't log in, yet I do have the server running with this method...
Run: "C:\Program Files\Calibre2\calibre-server.exe" --daemonize --password wachtwoord --username naam
Start in: C:\PROGRA~1\Calibre2
Run as: domainname\username (with password, naturally)
Schedule: at system startup