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Posted by Jodie Huddle on 06 March 2017 01:17 PM

Install the Trac Application as a Service

Installing the Trac application as a service allows the Trac application to run automatically without a user logged in to the server. This is often a requirement by IT Departments to prevent security issues with users remaining logged onto a server. When run as a service, your Trac application will also properly quit when the server computer is restarted, and then your Trac application will start automatically with the computer has booted.

Downloading Winserv

Winserv is a utility that installs, edits, manages, or deletes Windows Services. Winserv is available for download from Redrock Software.

Click to download Winserv

Place the winserv.exe file into your TutorTrac directory.

Using Winserv to Install the Trac Service

For the purposes of this instruction, the screenshots will display installing the TutorTrac application as a service. Interchange TutorTrac with your own Trac application. The Trac application files differ between products:

Product           Application Name
AdvisorTrac       Advisor.exe
FitnessTrac        Fitness.exe
LabTrac             LabTrac.exe
TutorTrac          TutorTrac.exe

Open a DOS Command Prompt window to install TutorTrac as a service that starts automatically.  Use the example below as a guide.

C:\Windows\system32>cd c:\TutorTrac
c:\TutorTrac>winserv install TutorTrac c:\TutorTrac\TutorTrac.exe
c:\TutorTrac>winserv configure TutorTrac -start auto
c:\TutorTrac>winserv configure TutorTrac -displayname "TutorTrac"
c:\TutorTrac>winserv configure TutorTrac -description "This service runs the TutorTrac application"
c:\TutorTrac>

 



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