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Start PDFE/Web Server Automatically when machine boots
« on: October 15, 2007, 11:32:00 AM »
I am considering using pdfe on a machine dedicated to it's role. Is it possible to start pdfe and the web server at the time the computer boot??

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 05:42:00 PM »
To achieve this, you only need to:
-Add the PDFE shortcut to the startup folder, you can get access to this folder from the start menu.
-Add a new entry into the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, pointing to where you have PDFE installed.

To enable the automatic startup of the webserver you just need to enable the option "Autostart Web Server", in Edit>Preferences>General, or add the -ws command line switch to the shortcut parameters.

You can also set the "Minimize to tray" and the "Start Minimized" options, or the respective -mt and -sm command line switches. This way, PDFE starts minimized with the icon positioned in the system tray.

Example of shortcut location using the command line switches:
"C:\Program Files\PDF Explorer\PDFExplorer.exe" -ws -sm -mt

Let me know if some doubts persist or you don't know how to do something of the explained ;)