PDA

View Full Version : Running as a server in Windows 98/ME



jwgraves
2005-05-05, 05:33
Anyone know how to start the slimserver as a server and not have to start the entire slimserver program/interface in Windows 98/ME? I know it's possible to start it as a service in XP, but want to do something similar in 98/ME. It seems to be possible in some way because if I start the slimserver program and then close it up, it asks me if I also want to stop the server - I just say NO and the program exits, but the server keeps running in the background.

One reason to do this is because if I turn on password protection for the slimserver web interface, it also password protects the slimserver program, which prevents it from starting up automatically at bootup (it waits for a userid/password to be entered).

Thanks for any help.

Craig, James (IT)
2005-05-05, 05:41
You can just run slim.exe (in the 'server' subdirectory) from the
command line or scheduler etc.

I have a shortcut in my startup folder or one can use a tool such as
firedaemon or cmdow.

James
--------------------------------------------------------

NOTICE: If received in error, please destroy and notify sender. Sender does not waive confidentiality or privilege, and use is prohibited.

dean
2005-05-05, 17:00
You can use the Windows 98/ME "Scheduled Tasks" icon to schedule the
"slim.exe" application to start automatically when the computer starts.


On May 5, 2005, at 5:33 AM, jwgraves wrote:

>
> Anyone know how to start the slimserver as a server and not have to
> start the entire slimserver program/interface in Windows 98/ME? I
> know
> it's possible to start it as a service in XP, but want to do something
> similar in 98/ME. It seems to be possible in some way because if I
> start the slimserver program and then close it up, it asks me if I
> also
> want to stop the server - I just say NO and the program exits, but the
> server keeps running in the background.
>
> One reason to do this is because if I turn on password protection for
> the slimserver web interface, it also password protects the slimserver
> program, which prevents it from starting up automatically at bootup
> (it
> waits for a userid/password to be entered).
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
>
> --
> jwgraves
>

jwgraves
2005-05-05, 17:24
Both ways seem to work, but annoyingly it leaves a "slim" MS-DOS window active. I can set the properties to run the window minimized, but the "slim" MS-DOS window is left in the task bar. My fear is someone will close up the window which exits slim.exe and shuts down the server. Any way to get the slim server to startup in the background and stay running without ANY windows from appearing?

dean
2005-05-05, 20:43
On May 5, 2005, at 5:24 PM, jwgraves wrote:
> Both ways seem to work, but annoyingly it leaves a "slim" MS-DOS
> window
> active. I can set the properties to run the window minimized, but the
> "slim" MS-DOS window is left in the task bar. My fear is someone will
> close up the window which exits slim.exe and shuts down the server.
> Any way to get the slim server to startup in the background and stay
> running without ANY windows from appearing?
No easy one.

I really can't recommend Win98 as a server platform. See if you can
dig up a Win2k license, or if you have the stamina, use Linux...

Craig, James (IT)
2005-05-06, 02:21
There's a tool for doing this but doesn't appear to support Win98

http://www.commandline.co.uk/cmdow/

Might be worth a look though?

James
--------------------------------------------------------

NOTICE: If received in error, please destroy and notify sender. Sender does not waive confidentiality or privilege, and use is prohibited.