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By dcoyle ·
In Computer Management (in either w2k or NT), what is the basic difference between having a Service, say "pcAnywhere Host Service", started and it can be "manual" or "automatic'?
In other words, does "automatic" mean the sevice will start automatically, when the PC re-boots? If it's set to "manual" you will have to start the service each time (after a re-boot)?
Can someone give me an example of how to set a "start parameter"? I guess it is related.
Thx in advance...

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by dcoyle In reply to Services Question?

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by itnetman In reply to Services Question?

Automatic does mean that the service will start automatically on start-up/re-boot. To set this go to control panel, services, find the service you require, highlight and click 'startup' button. Then set which option you require. Hope this helps.

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by dcoyle In reply to Services Question?

Thx. Clear on that, now!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Services Question?

Besides easily being able to configure a program to start 'automatically' when the server reboots, another benefit of having an application run as a service (as opposed to just starting it the normal way)is that a service will run when no user is logged in...which is handy since it is not good practice to leave 'administrator' logged in all the time...

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by dcoyle In reply to Services Question?

I guess you mean in Ans 2: "...when ANY user is logged in..." and not "no user"??
That would make sense to me...Looks like you have to be a local admin on the PC, to make a service start/or make a change to it...

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