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I'm trying to run a service on startup of a windows instance on amazon. So far it is a manual process where I have to start rdp in, log in and then start the process. I'd like it when the instance loads for us to be able to bypass the login so it can go straight to the desktop and load a process.

The only thing I've tried that allowed me to get somewhat close is to setup SSH on the server and have a shell script that automatically logs me in and starts the process. I'd like a way to do it through AWS settings though. Is this possible?

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Why can't you just change Autostart status of that service from Manual to Automatic? –  Mxx Mar 3 '14 at 22:46
I suppose I could –  The Internet Mar 4 '14 at 14:21

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