AeroFS is a storage application that allows users to share files. The client can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.


AeroFS Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Create an account at the AeroFS website if you haven't already. Then download the latest AeroFS files from here.


Install the AeroFS client. You cannot choose an install path; the application is installed into your profile directory at C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\AeroFSExec\aerofs.exe. Replace "USERNAME" with the Windows Username you are going to install AeroFS as.


Once installation finishes and AeroFS is started you need to enter your AeroFS login information. AeroFS has no built in way of preventing it from manually starting up when you log into your Windows account. To disable this, click Start Menu->All Programs->Startup. Then right click "AeroFS", select delete and click yes.


Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.


Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.



Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see AeroFS running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run AeroFS as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to AeroFS or specify which CPU or core AeroFS will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs). You must change the "Job Type" to "Global Job", otherwise when AeroFS is restarted, the child process will not be terminated properly.



Now click on the OK button to install and start AeroFS!