Run Cubby as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp

How to Run Cubby as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp

Have Cubby start as soon as your computer boots. Synchronize your files even when you are not logged on!

Cubby is a cloud storage service from the makers of LogMeIn.

To configure Cubby with AlwaysUp 8.0 and later:

  1. Download and install Cubby, if necessary.

  2. Download and install AlwaysUp, if necessary.

  3. Start AlwaysUp.

  4. Select Application > Add to open the Add Application window:

    Add Application

  5. On the General tab:

    • In the Application field, enter the full path to the Cubby executable, cubby.exe. If you installed Cubby in the default location, this is:

      where <USER-NAME> is the name of the Windows account where you installed Cubby.

    • In the Arguments field, enter -hidden. This will prevent Cubby from showing its main window when it starts - you won't be able to see it if you're not logged on anyway.

    • In the Name field, enter the name that you will call the application in AlwaysUp. We have stuck with the default of Cubby but you can specify virtually anything you like.

    Cubby Windows Service: General Tab

  6. Click over to the Logon tab and enter the user name and password of the account where you installed Cubby. This is necessary for Cubby to find its settings.

    Cubby Windows Service: LogOn Tab

  7. Click over to the Startup tab and check the Ensure that the Windows Networking components have started box. This informs AlwaysUp that Cubby needs TCP/IP networking support to do its work.

    Cubby Windows Service: Startup Tab

  8. Click the Save >> button. In a couple of seconds, an application called Cubby will show up in the AlwaysUp window. It is not yet running though.

    Cubby Windows Service: Created

  9. Before we start Cubby as a service with AlwaysUp, let's make sure that Cubby is not configured to start when you log on.

    1. Start Cubby if it is not already running. Right-click on the Cubby tray icon (Cubby Tray Icon) and select Settings to bring up the Cubby settings window.

      Cubby Tray Menu: Settings

    2. If the box marked start Cubby automatically when you start your computer is checked, please un-check it now. (Note that this setting is misleading - it would only start Cubby when you log on, not when your computer starts!) Click OK to record the change.

    Cubby Settings Window: Disable auto start

  10. If Cubby is running, stop it now by right-clicking on the tray icon (Cubby Tray Icon) and choosing Exit.

    Exit Cubby

  11. To start Cubby from AlwaysUp, choose Application > Start "Cubby":

    Cubby Windows Service: Running

  12. Now that Cubby is running in the background as a Windows Service, you may not see its tray icon when you log on. If you need to configure Cubby:

    1. Stop Cubby from AlwaysUp (via the Application menu).
    2. Start Cubby from its shortcut on your desktop.
    3. Double-click on Cubby's tray icon and make your changes.
    4. Exit Cubby.
    5. Start Cubby from AlwaysUp. Cubby will now use the settings you saved.

  13. That's it! Next time your computer boots, Cubby will start up immediately, before anyone logs on. We encourage you to edit Cubby in AlwaysUp and check out the many other settings that may be appropriate for your environment.

Cubby not working properly as a Windows Service?

  • From AlwaysUp, select Application > Report Activity > Today... to bring up a HTML report detailing the interaction between AlwaysUp and your application. The AlwaysUp Event Log Messages page explains the more obscure messages.
  • Consult the AlwaysUp FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions and troubleshooting tips.
  • Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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