Or: “I don’t want to manually startup everything in WSL after every boot”
For me, that’s docker.
My docker is running independantly of docker desktop on the host so i want it to startup when the PC is booted.
Following easy steps to set it up in Task Scheduler:
- Open up Task Scheduler
- Create new Basic Task
- Name it like you will, mine was “Autostart of WSL Docker service on boot”
- Next, then choose “When the Computer Starts”
- Next, then “Start a program”
- In “Program/script” find WSL.exe, it should be located like so:
- In “Add arguments (optional)” enter following:
-d Ubuntu-20.04 -u root service docker start
- Finish the setup via “Next” then “Finish”.
- Run it to test it.
Instead of “Ubuntu-20.04” you might want to find your correct distro name by entering
“wsl –list” into a commandline on windows, you’ll need to use the same distro name displayed for the distro of your choosing.
if this doesn’t immediately work for you, you might want to open up the task in task-scheduler, navigate to “triggers”, open the trigger and set “Delay Task for” to 30 seconds or any amount that makes sense for your system start-up time.
Many thanks to StackOverflow user octagon_octopus