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Configuring the FairCom Server as a Windows Service

When you install the FairCom Server using the Windows Installer, it is automatically configured to run as a Windows Service. If you install it manually by unzipping it into a folder, you need to manually register the FairCom Server to run as a service (see Installing as a Windows Service above).

The FairCom service has two configurable properties:

  1. Startup Type
  2. Logon User

These options can be set using the Windows Services Control Panel applet. To do so:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel by clicking Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Select the Services applet. You will be presented with a list of the installed services (see the following figure, the Services applet in the Windows Control Panel):

  3. Select the FairCom service, then double-click it or right-click and choose Properties.
  4. The Windows Service configuration options window will appear, see below:
    • Set the Startup Type on the “General” Tab
    • Set the Logon User on the “Log On” tab

    Windows 2000 Service configuration options

Note: The Microsoft Windows Services Control Panel applet is an easy, safe, visual method for managing the FairCom Server as a Windows service. You can use it to define how and when the service starts. You can change the Logon user. And you can also manually start, stop, pause, and resume the server. You can also do all these things using Microsoft’s command-line utility, sc, which is the preferred way to create automated scripts to manage Windows Services.