How to automatically run as administrator at startup?

lphelan     Feb 6 6:28PM 2018 GUI

I have Duplicacy set to start at login and start service on boot. The service gets started, but Duplicacy starts without elevated privileges. When I look at the GUI, volume shadow copy is not enabled and my job tabs are not present. Like this, how can Duplicacy run my scheduled jobs?


gchen    Feb 6 10:28PM 2018

If you start the Duplicacy service on boot, there isn't a need to start it at login. The service is a separate instance that can run the scheduled job independently.

All you need to do it to run Duplicacy as administrator after login, set up the jobs, select start service on boot, and then exit by right clicking the system tray icon and selecting Quit. The service will start running in the background once you exit the Duplicacy instance in the front. You can check the status of the service in Windows Service Managers.

Sorry I forgot to reply to your post in https://duplicacy.com/issue?id=5670052883857408. Did you figure out what caused the access error on those symlinks?


lphelan    Feb 13 1:11PM 2018

Did you figure out what caused the access error on those symlinks?

I ran dir /a, which revealed that those failing symlinks are junctions. See the other thread for the exact text of a dir /a result. I did some Googling on junctions but I don't understand them still. They were created by Windows, and I am getting these same failures both test PCs on which I have installed Duplicacy - one Win 10 and one Win 7. It would seem to be common to have these symlink junctions. Since permissions on these seem to be fine, I was hoping you would further assist me. (Keep in mind that solving this issue is not something I particularly care about - the linked folders contain nothing important in my case, and CrashPlan was silently not backing them up all this time either. I suppose the issue should be solved because I can't imagine I'm the only one who has or will have this issue. I offer to continue to work on it, following your advice.)


gchen    Feb 13 8:03PM 2018

2017-12-21  06:07 PM    <JUNCTION>     Cookies [C:\Users\lphelan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies]

Can you check if you have permission to read the target C:\Users\lphelan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies?


lphelan    Feb 14 11:31AM 2018

I do have permission for that target. (The permission details are: On Security tab, there are three Group or User Names listed - SYSTEM, lphelan, Administrators. All 3 of these users have everything checked 'Allow,' except that last thing, "Special permissions," which has no check marks.)


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