How to Set Up 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client to Auto-Start on Windows

How to Set Up 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client to Auto-Start on Windows

This guide will walk you through the process of configuring the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client to auto-start on system startup. This setup includes adding the client to the auto-start directory and configuring Windows to auto-log into a specific user account (not system administrator).

Step 1: Install the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client

  1. Download the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client: Follow the installation guide linked here: How to download and install the client on your Windows machine.
  2. Install the Client: Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 2: Add the Client to the Auto-Start Directory

For Windows 10 and Windows 11
  1. Locate the Shortcut:
  • Navigate to the installation directory of the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client to find the existing shortcut.

  1. Move the Shortcut to the Startup Folder:
  • Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.
  • Type shell:startup and press Enter to open the Startup folder.

Copy the existing shortcut and paste it into the Startup folder.

For Windows 7
  1. Locate the Shortcut:
  • Navigate to the installation directory of the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client to find the shortcut.
  1. Move the Shortcut to the Startup Folder:
  • Click on the Start button, then navigate to All Programs > Startup.
  • Right-click the Startup folder and select "Open."
  • Copy the existing shortcut and paste it into the Startup folder.

Step 3: Configure Windows to Auto-Log Into a Specific User Account

Method 1: Using netplwiz (Windows 7, Windows 10, and some versions of Windows 11)
  1. Open User Accounts Settings:
  • Press Win + R, type netplwiz, and press Enter.

  1. Disable Password Prompt:
  • In the User Accounts window, select the user account you want to automatically log into.
  • Uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
  • Click "Apply."
  1. Enter User Credentials:
  • A dialog box will appear asking for the user’s password. Enter the password and confirm it.
  • Click "OK" to save the changes.
Method 2: Using the Registry Editor (Alternative for Windows 11)
  1. Open the Registry Editor:
  • Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.
  • Type regedit and press Enter.

  • If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes to open the Registry Editor.
  1. Navigate to the Winlogon Key:
  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

  1. Configure Auto-Login:

Set the DefaultUserName:

  • Find the DefaultUserName entry in the right pane.
If it doesn't exist, create it by right-clicking on an empty space in the right pane, selecting New > String Value, and naming it DefaultUserName.
  • Double-click DefaultUserName and set its value to the username of the account you want to automatically log in.

Set the DefaultPassword:

  • Find the DefaultPassword entry in the right pane.
If it doesn't exist, create it by right-clicking on an empty space in the right pane, selecting New > String Value, and naming it DefaultPassword.
  • Double-click DefaultPassword and set its value to the password of the account.

Set AutoAdminLogon:

  • Find the AutoAdminLogon entry in the right pane.
If it doesn't exist, create it by right-clicking on an empty space in the right pane, selecting New > String Value, and naming it AutoAdminLogon.

  • Double-click AutoAdminLogon and set its value to 1.

  1. Close the Registry Editor and Restart:
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart your computer.
Method 3: Creating a Custom Task in Task Scheduler

  1. Open Task Scheduler:
  • Press Win + R, type taskschd.msc, and press Enter.

  1. Create a New Task:
  • In the Task Scheduler, click on "Create Task" in the right-hand pane.

  1. General Settings:
  • In the "General" tab, name the task (e.g., "Auto Login").
  • Set the task to run only when the user is logged on.

  1. Triggers:
  • Go to the "Triggers" tab.
  • Click "New" and set the trigger to "At startup".

  1. Actions:
  • Go to the "Actions" tab.
  • Click "New", and set the action to "Start a program".
  • In the "Program/script" box, type C:\Path\To\3DPrinterOS Client (replace with the actual path to the 3DPrinterOS Client executable)

  1. Conditions:
  • Go to the "Conditions" tab.
  • Uncheck the box "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power".
  1. Settings:
  • Go to the "Settings" tab.
  • Check the box "Allow task to be run on demand".
  • Check the box "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed".

  1. Save and Close:
  • Click "OK" to save the task.
  • Restart your computer and see if the 3DPrinterOS Client starts automatically.
    If none of the above methods work, you might need to look into any specific restrictions or configurations set by your organization if you're on a managed network. Sometimes group policies enforced by your IT department can prevent these changes.
    For further assistance, detailed logs or screenshots of what you are encountering could be helpful. Please refer to our support documentation or contact our support team for more tailored support.


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