Using Drobo Dashboard 1.5.1, and since it’s an unsigned app, Vista blocks it from launching automatically at login.
However, there’s an easy way around this (up to Vista SP2 at least, not sure if it’s been removed/restricted in Win7):
Use the Task Scheduler to set a task to
In the General Tab, enable Run with highest privileges
On the Triggers tab, New, then Begin the task: At log on
[*]On the Actions tab, New, then Action: Start a program, and browse for the Drobo Dashboard application
I use the same method to run the HotSwap! tray utility that lets me Safely Remove my SATA hotswap trays since it’s unsigned as well.