I did this with Windows 8.1 home edition, but it should work with Vista and Win7 as well.
- I created a batch file named axtime.bat in the same folder as the AXti.me startup batch files, with the following content. Modify the disk/folder paths as needed for your installation:
What this does is open a new window to start the database (step 1), wait 5 seconds, open another window to start AXti.me, wait 10 seconds, and then opens the login page in your default web browser.
If you are using Google Chrome for your web browser, it will probably open up and report that it cannot connect to the web site. It seems to retry after a minute, so be patient while AXti.me finishes initializing (or be impatient and keep clicking the reload button if it makes you feel better). :-)
To make AXti.me start on boot (Windows login), you need to create a shortcut to the new batch file in the Windows Startup folder. For systems before Windows 8, the folder is visible on the start menu. For Windows 8.1, you can press the WIN+R keys and then type shell:startup to open the startup folder.
If you are like me and want a completely hands-off T&S computer, you can set the user password to be blank so that Win8 skips the login prompt.
As a final touch, you can make Windows boot to the desktop and not the Start menu (Metro) by following these directions:
- You can take it one step further by saving the AXti.me admin user/password in Chrome, so that the user only needs to press ENTER to login and get started.
Hope that somebody finds this information useful to simplify their morning startup routine.....