How to make Windows 7 launch UAC for SmartHide at startup with Task Scheduler
Posted by Richard Torn on 12 November 2012 10:47 AM
You must be logged on to the Windows 7 system with an account that has Administrative privileges. To begin, click the Start button, type Task Scheduler in the Start Search box, and press [Enter]. In a moment, you’ll see a UAC and when you respond appropriately, you’ll see the Task Scheduler window as shown in Figure C.
In order to schedule a task to run SmartHide at startup you’ll begin by clicking the Create Task item in the Actions panel. When the Create Task dialog box appears, you’ll assign the task a name in the Name box and type a description in the Description box, as shown in Figure D. At the top of the Security Options panel, you should see your administrative user account, which, as you can see, is the account that Task Manager will use to run the task. Next, select the Run With Highest Privileges check box and leave all the other settings in the default configuration.
Make sure that you select the Run With Highest Privileges check box
Now, you’ll need to configure an Event Trigger. To do so, select the Trigger tab and then click the New button. When you see the New Trigger dialog box, select At Log On from the Begin The Task dropdown. Select the Specific User or Group option, as shown in Figure E. If you normally log on to the Windows 7 system with a Limited account, then click the Change User or Group button and select that account. Leave all the other settings in the default configuration and click OK.
You’ll configure the Event Trigger to begin the task as log on
At this point, you’ll specify SmartHide as the Action. To do so, select the Action tab and then click the New button. When you see the New Action dialog box, click the Browse button and locate the SmartHide EXE file. If you look at the SmartHide shortcut on the start menu, its command line includes the /s argument, so you should type /s in the Add Arguments box, as shown in Figure F. Leave all the other settings in the default configuration and click OK.
Use the Browse button to locate and select the program that you want to automatically run when you log on
To complete the operation, click OK to close the Create Task dialog box and then close Task Scheduler.
Testing your scheduled startup program
To test your new setup, restart your system. When you log on, Task Scheduler will immediately run SmartHide without any intervention from you.