I am running Roon Server with Win10 on a Dell i7 notebook, which I plan to hide away in the future. Occasionally, I return to the system and it is waiting for a password. Roon Server starts automatically after the signin. I think that the system has restarted automatically after a program or operating system update. How do I make sure Roon Server will be active after an update? I don’t want to totally kill off the login security.
I would definitely use the suggestions that James outlined above to set up this kind of functionality. You might want to look into adding auto-lock on a screensaver by following these instructions, you can set a time-out to lock the screen after booting and RoonServer is up and running.
I’m not sure, but there may be an issue with using SrvStart for Roon Server. The auto-updating mechanism of Roon relies on the fact that Roon runs within the user environment. If it’s running as a service outside of this, it may break the auto-updating mechanism?
OK. I’m persuaded that running Roon Server as a service is at least a little risky, and might create problems after initially working acceptably. So I’ll go, conservatively, with auto-logon and the auto-lock option on the screen saver.
P.S. I knew this must have been addressed before, but I didn’t find it.