Auto Start HS3 on Windows

Anyone on Windows 10 can follow this procedure or use this to recover autostart if an S6 unit is not auto starting HS3. Note that User Account Control (UAC) in Windows may request permission to run programs, which would prevent HS3 from starting correctly without your interaction. If you run into such an issue, you will want to reduce or disable UAC on your PC.

Part 1:  Schedule HS3
  1. Right Click on Start Menu
  2. Click Computer Management
  3. Select Task Scheduler
  4. Click Create Task
  5. Name it "HS3". While on this General tab, click Run with highest privileges
  6. Click the Triggers tab, then the New...
  7. In the Begin the Task drop-down menu, select At log on
  8. Select Specific User and if on an S6, leave it as HomeSeer. 
  9. Click Ok, then go to the Actions tab and click New...
  10. In the Action drop-down menu, use Start a Program, then click Browse…
  11. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3 and select HS3.exe
  12. Click Ok and then Ok again.

Step 2: Schedule Chrome

  1. Stay in Task Scheduler (if you exit, follow steps above to open the application back up)
  2. Click Create Task
  3. Name it "Chrome". While on this General tab, click Run with highest privileges
  4. Select the Triggers tab, then click New…
  5. In the Begin the Task drop-down menu, select At log on
  6. Select Specific User and if on an S6, leave it as HomeSeer
  7. Click Ok, then go to Actions tab and click New…
  8. In the Action drop-down menu, use Start a Program, then click Browse…
  9. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application and select chrome.exe
  10. Click Ok and then Ok again.