My home computer has several user accounts. My wife, my kids and administrator. Since this home computer is also serves as torrent server, I want it to run utorrent regardless who login into their account (in fact, I want it to run even if nobody login into their account as well). I may solve this problem using ‘run utorrent as service’ but it is unnecessary complication.
Task scheduler could tackle this problem perfectly. This is how I did:
Initialize the scheduler:
- At start menu, type ‘Task Scheduler‘ and run it.
- Create a task by clicking ‘Create Task‘ (not the basic one). You can find this ‘Create Task’ link at the Actions pane (right pane).
- Assign it a name. As for my case, I named it as ‘uTorrentService‘.
- Click on ‘Run whether user is logged on or not’ radio button‘.
- Select ‘Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2‘. If you try this tutorial at Windows Vista, use Windows Vista instead.
- Create new trigger by clicking New… button.
- Select begin the task ‘At startup‘.
- Create a new action by clicking New… button.
- Select ‘Start a program‘ as Action type.
- Browse uTorrent executable file. Normally found at C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe. If your Windows is 64 bit edition, find uTorrent at Program Files (x86) instead of normal Program Files.
- Uncheck ‘Stop the task if it runs longer than: 3 days‘.
- Click OK button.
- Enter administrator password.
Run the schedule:
- At the left pane, click at ‘Task Schedule Library‘.
- Click at your newly created schedule. As for my case, it is ‘uTorrentService‘.
- Click ‘Run‘ at Actions pane (right pane).
- Restart your computer.
- Check either the schedule is executed whenever the computer is boot-up regardless users’ credential or even if no one is log into. Hint: I check it using uTorrent web GUI which I access using different computer.