REPOSTED with thanks from Mike Lazarus, who originally posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014
Run Dropbox as a Windows service
The service was successfully added! .
If Windows 2008 R2, open an elevated command prompt (Run As Administrator) and type:
sc create Dropbox binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit\srvany.exe" DisplayName= "Dropbox Service"If all ok, you’ll get:
[SC] CreateService SUCCESS.
Next open the Services applet – Start > Run > services.msc
Scroll to the Dropbox item in the list. Right-click and select Properties
Switch to the “Log On” tab