Snagit 11 not starting at Windows Startup
I am trying to install SNAGIT 11 on Windows XP and Windows 7. When launhed the shortcut "Snagit 11", Cliking Tools--> Program Preferences-->Program Options, here I need to check the box "Run Snagit when Windows Start".
Checking this option will created a shortcut under Start Menu --> Programs -->Startup (Snagit 11)... How ever I am not able to check this option in MST. I have tried to take capture but haven't found any thing. Is there any registry entry which I need to include. I have stucked at this place now. What should be done?
This is for 10, but it might work: http://www.itninja.com/software/techsmith/snagit/10-369
It appears you can use TSC_START_AUTO=1 in the install command.
This link explains more: http://srikanthyellow.blogspot.com/2012/07/snagit-unattended-installation-i-am.html
Here is the enterprise install guide for 11: http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/docs/enterpriseinstaller/enu/10/Snagit-10-Enterprise-Installation-Guide.pdf
Use any capturing tools like PictureTaker, InControl, PrismCapture, InstallRite, SysTracer etc.. and check whether the application is creating some other registry key/updating any file when you perform the below steps
Tools--> Program Preferences-->Program Options, here I need to check the box "Run Snagit when Windows Start".
As you said, just creating StartUp shortcut is not linked with this option in application window.. there should be some other reference in any file/registry.. Check it.
Ok, here you are the Auto Launch solution !
I had to cheat SnagIt and creating a CMD file with the command below in order to have the process on "Startup" and even without an icon the process will appear on the task bar and also minimized with the /i switch. Be careful if your deployment is x64 or x86 the command below applies only to x64 but you can modify it to adjust the path for x86. A log off /in is needed to see it happen. And I applied this fix for SnagIt 10 but should be the same thing for many other applications except for the /i that is just assigned to SnagIt.
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /f /v "Snagit User Process" /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 10\Snagit32.exe /i"
The problem I see here is that even if you modify your MSI to include : TSC_START_AUTO=1 I don't think that on large environments they would like to remove / reinstall the product if it was already deployed just to enable a couple of options.
What I have as a problem right now is to store the settings for SnagIt 10 and deploy them for all users of the current machine. As we already know that TechSmith don't know how to create a better logic for their products and they store the settings into the HKCU. The worst is that they admit their error but still don't have a corporate solution for that.