Cubby 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.

Cubby Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download the latest Cubby files from the Cubby website here.

Sign into Cubby or create an account if you dont already have one. You will need this before installation.

Install the Cubby client. You cannot choose an install path; the application is installed into your profile directory of C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\cubby\. Replace "USERNAME" with the Windows Username you installed Cubby as.

Run the Cubby application at least once and configure it. Right click the icon in your system tray and select Settings. Then uncheck "Start Cubby automatically when you start your computer". Add any folders you want to share.

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 parameters are not needed.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see Cubby running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run Cubby 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 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 Cubby or specify which CPU or core Cubby will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).

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

Notes on Running Cubby in FireDaemon

After the Cubby service starts for the first time, you will need to switch to session 0 to set up your Cubby username and password. You just need to do this once, you don't need to do it every time your computer restarts. Right click the Cubby service and select the very last option to switch to session 0.

Cubby will not appear on the Windows context menu. To get direct links to files, you will need to do it from the Cubby website.