Creating a scheduled task to run a batch file at startup is a very easy process, but if you miss a certain setting it can be very frustrating. I have a quick how-to on creating a scheduled task that runs a batch file at startup, below. This how-to was created using a Windows 2008 R2 Server, if you notice variations on other versions of Windows please comment to help others. Thank you.
Type in a Name and Description and click “Next“
Click the radio button for “When the computer starts” and click “Next“
Make sure “Start a program” is marked and click “Next“
Type in the location of the script under “Program/script” and the folder the script is in in the “Start in (optional):” textbox