Last week I wrote: Step by step: Running ASP.NET Core on Raspberry Pi and didn’t have the time to write about running the application on startup.

After browsing for a while I found this great post: Windows IoT Core: Running a PowerShell Script on Startup which showed me the way!

As a prerequisite read and run the sample provided here: Step by step: Running ASP.NET Core on Raspberry Pi

Let’s start:

1. Create startup.ps1#

Create startup.ps1 with the following contents

1Set-Location C:\publish\

2. Create startup.bat#

Create startup.bat with the following contents

1powershell -command "C:\startup.ps1"

3. Copy the files to your Raspberry#

Connect to Raspberry using powershell, start the ftp server

1Enter-PSSession -ComputerName <Raspberry IP> -Credential <Raspberry IP>\Administrator
2start C:\Windows\System32\ftpd.exe

Open the File Explorer ftp://<TARGET_DEVICE> and copy both startup.ps1 and startup.cmd to your Raspberry

4. Schedule the command to run on Startup#

Connect to Raspberry using powershell and run

1Enter-PSSession -ComputerName <Raspberry IP> -Credential <Raspberry IP>\Administrator
2schtasks /create /tn "Startup Web" /tr c:\Startup.bat /sc onstart /ru SYSTEM

5. Restart and verify#

Restart your Raspberry and after a bit your ASP.NET Core app should be up and running.

Get the code here:

Hope it helps!