Need to run program at startup before user login

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KramarK, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. KramarK macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi.

    I am relatively new to MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) and Unix so I need some help.

    I need to run my remote control software upon system start-up BEFORE user login. I know how to set a program to run AFTER a user logs in but this doesn't do me any good.

    For example: Right now I am using LogMeIn Remote Control Software. When I boot OS X the LogMeIn software is already running in the background at the user login screen BEFORE any user has even logged in. I want to stop using LogMeIn and switch to TeamViewer but the TeamViewer software only runs after I have logged in.

    I need it to run at the user login screen BEFORE I have actually logged in so that when I reboot my computer or switch back and forth from Windows XP I can login remotely, just like with LogMeIn. With LogMeIn after a re-boot I the user login & password screen is sitting there waiting for me (or any user) to login.

    Is what I want to do even possible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    #2
    Maybe put the shortcut to the app in the StartupItems folder in the system-wide Library (/Library) folder?
     

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