BoxSync is a storage application that allows users to share files. The client can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, so you can 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 up BoxSync with FireDaemon. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

BoxSync Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download the latest BoxSync files from here.

Install the BoxSync client. By default, the application is installed to: C:\Program Files\Box\Box Sync\

Install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon. Download FireDaemon Pro from here.

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 paths to suit your installation.

  • Executable: The path to your BoxSync.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files\Box\Box Sync\BoxSync.exe.
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your BoxSync.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files\Box\Box Sync.
  • Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.

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

Now click on the Install button to install and start BoxSync!

Note: BoxSync will not appear on the Windows context menu. To get links to files and such you will need to do it from the BoxSync website.