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Here is the deal.. The Solarwinds apps do not play was with these external service programs. I have tried SRVANY.exe and others and always find a problem. What I did was put all of the programs in the startup folder including the screensaver.exe program. Then I used an adminstrative account and setup an autologin.. So if the computer is restarted, it will log in automatically, start all of the programs in the startup folder and then activate the screensaver which is password protected. It is not the prettiest solution but it is the only thing that I have found that works.. I'm not overlly worried about people gaining access to the computer, it they get by the guard with the M16, have at it=)
Atlas V Launch Operations
LOL, I met an engineer from Lockheed last Dec on a flight to FLA. Weird stuff man...much different than the banking world! Though I wouldn't mind the novelty of walking by a guard with an M16 every morning, its just a little too 1984 for me :-P. Well, the main issues right now are the fact that you have to have all of the applications open and the windows in your way, as opposed to just leaving it running in the background and attach something like crystal or something to the database file! Well thanks for the info; it will save me time trying to fight with it!
Also...what do you guys do in the way of documentation? We are a department of 4, one boss, one helpdesk person and two Admins (me being one of them). I need to get a grasp of change management and documentation standards and I am having a little bit of a hard time!!
Thanks for the reply!!
If you use a Terminal Services session to the server running the Solarwinds tools... you logon, run your tools, disconnect and voila it's kind of running in the background
I've used Kiwi's commercial version of syslogd and it works great. You can send it to an Access database or another ODBC database. Plus, it runs great as a service.
Information Services Mgr
Town of Smyrna - TN