I'm running an IIS SMTP server in Windows 2008 R2 and it can be started manually. However, if I need to restart the system, I must manually start the SMTP server.
Is there a way for it to start automatically on boot?
run dialog on the server, and enter
services.msc. Locate the 'Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)' service, right click, choose
Properties and set the service to
Automatic. From now on, it will start at boot
The display name in the services list is "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)"
Set the Startup Type to Automatic
You may also want to select the Recovery tab and set the service to restart on failures.
Scheduled Tasks, Run on boot. That's will accomplish what you're looking for.