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TimSmiley
2005-02-16, 05:57
Will SlimServer run on Windows 2003? Does the user have to be logged into
the box to run the app, or does it run as a service? Are there supporting
libraries that need to be installed?

Thank you,
Tim Smiley

Steve Bernard, Jr
2005-02-16, 06:03
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 06:57:40 -0600, TimSmiley <TimSmiley (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>
> Will SlimServer run on Windows 2003? Does the user have to be logged into
> the box to run the app, or does it run as a service? Are there supporting
> libraries that need to be installed?
>

Yeah, I ran it on a 2003 Server machine for a little while. Just use
the installer and check the box that says, "start automatically" and
it'll run as a service. To use the EXE version on Windows, you don't
need anything extra like Perl. All the Perl modules are included with
the distribution.

-Steve

mherger
2005-02-16, 06:08
> Will SlimServer run on Windows 2003?

Yes.

> Does the user have to be logged into
> the box to run the app, or does it run as a service? Are there

It does run as a service.

> supporting
> libraries that need to be installed?

Only if you're using 3rd party plugins which use additional modules.

Be sure to open your machine's firewall on the required ports!

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Michael

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Steve Bernard, Jr
2005-02-16, 07:08
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 07:20:17 -0600, TimSmiley <TimSmiley (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> My Windows 2003 server is a PIII 800 with 256Mb of memory. Not a high end
> machine. Will it run on this are is this too low end of a machine?
>
> When you stated it ran for a while, can you be more specific? Will it just
> die after a while; did you have problems with the software or did you just
> move to software to a different machine?
>

Me personally, I was moving it off my XP Pro machine to a different
machine so that I could have a dedicated server. I tested it with
2003 Server on a 750 MHz Athlon with 512 MB of RAM, and I was still
getting the dropouts I was getting on my XP machine, so it wasn't a
really great improvement. I wound up ditching 2K3 after about a week
and a half and tried some various Linux distributions until I found
one I liked (Ubuntu). I still get like a half-second dropout once an
hour or so, but it's way better than what I was getting under Windows.

-Steve