Service Settings

Service Account

By default this program runs as a service. This means it can continue to run when you are logged off which is a much safer way to leave your computer.

Every service needs to run on a user account. By default this is the "Local System" account. The problem is that Local System account does not have rights on your network. So if you want the program to read or write to network folders a username and password must be entered for an account which has network access.

Changing the Service Account
(For Network Access)

Step 1. From Service Settings select "Run on this Account...".

Step 2. Enter the user name. This is the name of the user on the local computer or network. If you use an account on the local computer just enter the name simply (a .\ will be prepended automatically). If you use a domain controller use Domain\UserName.

Step 3. Enter the logon password. This should be the same password used to log onto the computer or network.

Service Timing

Sometimes there can be a problem at system startup when this service starts too quickly. That is, it starts before necessary hardware drivers, network startup etc. So a delay is added at startup. If you have problems increase this delay to say 10000ms (10s). However if you want the program to start faster you can drop it to 0ms.

Service Security

By default all users on this computer will have access to this program. It is recommended that the security permissions for the program be set to only allow access to the computer users you wish to use thiis program. For more see Service Permissions.

Error Notification

As this program may be running on an unattended computer it may be desirable to allow the service to send email notifications of errors to a person (eg. the system administrator).

Enabling email notifications of errors

Step 1. Check (tick) "Send error notification by email".

Step 2. Enter the email address for the person to receive the email notifications. Multiple email addresses may be entered separated by comas.

Note that you may be asked to select the email sending method and give details of the email account to use to send the email out through.

In order to prevent too many emails being sent there are two options:

Send After
A delay in seconds (default 20) after an error occurs so that all error messages are grouped together.

Blockout Errors
A delay in minutes (default 6 hours) after which no more emails will be sent. ie. limit to 4 emails a day.