Introduction: Start a Program Automatically When Hooking a Laptop Onto a Docking Station
This instructible is about how to run a program or an application when you hook your laptop onto a docking station.
In this example I am using Lenovo T480 Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Task Scheduler
Press the Window key then type "Task Scheduler" and it will open the application
Step 2: Create a Task
Click the "Create a Basic Task" on the right hand menu of the Task Scheduler window.
Fill in the name and description, whatever you want.
Then click "Next" button on the bottom.
Step 3: Trigger Event
Select "When a specific event is logged"
Then press "Next" button
Step 4: Select the Event
This is the part to select the event in which the laptop is hooked on a docking station.
Follow what is shown on the picture in this step.
Then press "Next" button.
Step 5: Select a Program
Select the "Start a program" then press "Next" button.
The next window show the program or script to run. Browse to the location of a program you wish to run. In this example I browse and select the Internet Explorer app.
Press "Next" button then in the next window press "Finish"
That's it. The program will run whenever you hook your laptop into a docking station.