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#220452 - 05/12/2001 01:38 Windows NT
pauln
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Registered: 03/12/2001
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Loc: UK
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my 1st Receiver (as I am based in the UK, this has been quite a wait!). I am running Windows NT 4 (SP6) on my home PC and am slightly concerned that this isn't in the list of supported OS's.

Will the server software run of NT or do I have to upgrade to Win2K?

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#220453 - 05/12/2001 04:48 Re: Windows NT [Re: pauln]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
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According to Roger it does run on NT, see this post

/Michael

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#220454 - 05/12/2001 07:09 Re: Windows NT [Re: mtempsch]
pauln
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Good news indeed - thanks Michael (and Roger)

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#220455 - 05/12/2001 10:35 Re: Windows NT [Re: pauln]
tfabris
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One thing you need to keep in mind regarding NT:

By default, the server software won't run as an NT service. So you need to log in for the server software to be active. This is one of the first issues they will address when the next software upgrade is worked on.

I once tried using SRVANY to get it working and was unsuccesful. There was another third-party "run-anything-as-a-service" program that supposedly works. What was its name again?

There is also a public-domain java-based servlet that will run as a service.

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#220456 - 24/01/2002 10:07 Re: Windows NT [Re: tfabris]
Demon
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Registered: 24/01/2002
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I haven't tried this, but I will when I get home.

Wouldn't it be possible to use the Windows Task Scheduler to start the Server Program when the machine starts. Just tell it to run minimized every time Windows Boots and it should run in the background, similar to a service.

I used this method to run the command line Seti client on my machine, and it worked great. I just got my receiver yesterday and I didn't even bother messing with the server side, I was too busy rediscovering my music collection on my stereo!

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#220457 - 24/01/2002 10:32 Re: Windows NT [Re: Demon]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
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Try it and let us know if it works.
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#220458 - 24/01/2002 13:40 Re: Windows NT [Re: tfabris]
number6
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In reply to:


I once tried using SRVANY to get it working and was unsuccesful. There was another third-party "run-anything-as-a-service" program that supposedly works. What was its name again?




I believe the product you're thinking about Tony is FireDaemon

Which works fines on Windows NT & 2K system but not currently on Windows XP [any flavour].
I gather that a newer XP supporting version is due out soon.

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#220459 - 25/01/2002 11:30 Re: Windows NT [Re: tfabris]
Demon
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I put a Scheduled a task to run the server software at bootup (On Windows 2000) and it didn't work. When I logged in it gave me an error and told me an error log was being generated. Anyone know where it dumps the log files? Also, is there a debug paramater that I can specify so I can see whats happening to cause the error?

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#220460 - 25/01/2002 11:34 Re: Windows NT [Re: Demon]
tfabris
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Posts: 31064
Loc: Seattle, WA
This is the same error one gets when one tries to use SRVANY to launch it. There's no need to go digging for the error log, because there's little you can do about it. The software expects to have a screen and a taskbar to interact with, and it just ain't there unless you're logged in.

To get it to work as a service in NT, you can either: (a) use the aforementioned FireDaemon (which I've never tried myself), (b) use the Java version of the server instead of the Rio version, or (c) wait for the next version which will have NT service capability built-in.
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