This post is going to be short but i decided to write it after checking the Awesome Window Manger wiki. There were four or five solutions to the autostart problem but only one of them worked for me so I decided to make a quick post about it for when I forget how to do it in a few weeks.
I recently completed a job were the company insisted in powering down the work station every night. This caused a problem because there were shared drives on the server which did not reconnect a boot time. The drives would appear to be disconnected with red X’s however when the user clicked on them they would connect. So although they were working the fact that they did not auto connect was annoying.