Raspberry Pi: Run ASP.NET Core on Startup

by Carlos Mendible on 26 Mar 2017 » dotNet, dotNetCore

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

Set-Location C:\publish\
.\aspnet.on.rpi.exe

2. Create startup.bat


Create startup.bat with the following contents

powershell -command "C:\startup.ps1"

3. Copy the files to your Raspberry


Connect to Raspberry using powershell, start the ftp server

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

Open the File Explorer ftp:// 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

Enter-PSSession -ComputerName <Raspberry IP> -Credential <Raspberry IP>\Administrator
schtasks /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: https://github.com/cmendible/dotnetcore.samples/tree/master/aspnet.on.rpi.startup

Hope it helps!