I want Node-Red to start up (and other command line programs) when Windows 10 starts. Batch files are a simple way to achieve this.
One feature, bad or good, is the batch file will open a command prompt window that essentially acts like a live log viewer for node-red. This is fine for my application because I have a PC dedicated running 24-7 for a camera video server, MQTT server, and now Node-Red. I like being able to see what Node-Red is doing, if you want Node-Red to run in the background as a service you will want to use a different method.
Here are the step by step instructions to create your batch file:
4. Copy and paste this code.
:: Batch file to start node-red. ECHO ON ECHO Starting Node Red... node-red
6. If you want the batch file to run every time windows 10 boots copy the batch file or a shortcut to it into C:\Users\(your user name here)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.