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Wayne Mery
2003-12-26, 16:36
How can I start the server after a delay of say 1-2 minutes of the PC
rebooting and someone logging in? Perhaps it's my PC, but it seems to
bog down the startup and logon of the PC unacceptably.
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Thanks
Wayne

Mark C. Langston
2003-12-26, 16:59
On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 06:36:28PM -0500, Wayne Mery wrote:
> How can I start the server after a delay of say 1-2 minutes of the PC
> rebooting and someone logging in? Perhaps it's my PC, but it seems to
> bog down the startup and logon of the PC unacceptably.


There's a command you can run that lets you completely edit the startup
sequence, including what gets run in which order, and you can insert
delays in there. I thought it was something like "winconfig" or
"xpconfig", but my memory's failing me.

Perhaps someone else knows what program I'm thinking about? It's part
of Windows, not a 3rd-party app.


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Nicolas Guillemain
2003-12-26, 17:38
Le 27/12/2003 à 00:59:51, Mark C. Langston écrivait :

> On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 06:36:28PM -0500, Wayne Mery wrote:
> > How can I start the server after a delay of say 1-2 minutes of the PC
> > rebooting and someone logging in? Perhaps it's my PC, but it seems to
> > bog down the startup and logon of the PC unacceptably.
>
>
> There's a command you can run that lets you completely edit the startup
> sequence, including what gets run in which order, and you can insert
> delays in there. I thought it was something like "winconfig" or
> "xpconfig", but my memory's failing me.
>
> Perhaps someone else knows what program I'm thinking about? It's part
> of Windows, not a 3rd-party app.

You're probably thinking of msconfig, but AFAIK, it has no way to add a
delay before starting a specific service.

Be seeing you,
Nicolas
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Mark C. Langston
2003-12-26, 17:44
On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 01:38:52AM +0100, Nicolas Guillemain wrote:
>
> You're probably thinking of msconfig, but AFAIK, it has no way to add a
> delay before starting a specific service.
>


Yep, that's the one. And you're right, you can't insert a delay. You
could insert it in the startup sequence under the startup tab, and it
wouldn't load until a user logged in.

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Mark C. Langston Sr. Unix SysAdmin
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Systems & Network Admin SETI Institute
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