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mherger
2007-10-25, 07:51
We are currently discussing the way we want SqueezeCenter to run on Windows by default. There's a discussion with more technical details going on in the developers forum (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=39641).

What I'm interested as well is the non-technical part: do you start SlimServer/SqueezeCenter when the machine is booted ("as a service"), or when you log on ("in application mode")?

When you answer, please tell us whether you're using iTunes and/or a NAS (for storage only).

Thanks!

jmx
2007-10-25, 08:14
Boot time service.
No NAS.
No itunes.

(btw, I really like the boot-time service functionality. My server is in the basement, and I'd rather not have to trudge down there to login after a power cycle, automatic windows update & reboot, etc.)

Gibbo
2007-10-25, 08:17
No Nas
No ITunes

set to startup as soon as the computer turns itself on and loads xp.

iPhone
2007-10-25, 08:33
Running an NAS. Both the NAS and Squeezebox are always on so I have not given it much thought but now you guys have me thinking about it. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both. I have my MP3 in Music Match and I also have iTunes which I only use for/with my iPhone. All my real music is on the NAS in FLAC Files. Open to suggestions.

byKnight
2007-10-25, 08:39
Running SlimServer on a Windows Home Server box that's always on.
Runs as a service on startup.
Music is also stored on the same box.
No iTunes.

DVB
2007-10-25, 08:46
Boot time service on a dedicated always-on Windows Server 2003.
Music stored on the same server.
No NAS.
No iTunes.

Secret Squirrel
2007-10-25, 08:53
I am running Windows XP Pro, and had been running the service on start up. However, I began having intermittent problems with the sevice starting when I switched to 6.5.3 (I still have that problem in 6.5.4), so I switch to on log in. I prefer on the start up but I guess it really doesn't amke a huge difference to me at this point because I am the only user on the machine.

SS

PS No iTunes or NAS

Richie
2007-10-25, 09:35
I run Slimserver as a service on a dedicated XP Pro box.
No NAS
No iTunes

EricBergan
2007-10-25, 10:16
Runs on a server that's always on. Also, the server is set to automatically log in on a reboot (other software on the machine only runs on log in... :-( )

)p(
2007-10-25, 11:00
service
no itunes
no nas

peter

Cruzan
2007-10-25, 11:29
Log in
iTunes integration
Local music

Why does it matter what we think though? We are all competent enough to fix it if the default is to allow for iTunes integration. Less savvy users are more likely to be using iTunes - the default should be for them, not us.

Zten
2007-10-25, 11:29
I do not start it on boot up. First the computer starts, then I right click on the SB icon and select "start slimserver". Not sure if that answer's the question....

But now it sure seems like I would rather just have it start up automatically on boot up. How do I set it up that way?

Also, no NAS and no iTunes.

PSSO
2007-10-25, 11:37
Running SqueezeCenter on a Windows 2003 Server box that hibernates if my Transporter is inactive for more than an hour and would like to use Wake On Lan (http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5092) to wake up the server.
Runs as a service on startup.
Music is on the same box.
No iTunes.

alZmtbr
2007-10-25, 13:27
As a service. With iTunes as we have iPods: multiuser

Secret Squirrel
2007-10-25, 14:08
I do not start it on boot up. First the computer starts, then I right click on the SB icon and select "start slimserver". Not sure if that answer's the question....

But now it sure seems like I would rather just have it start up automatically on boot up. How do I set it up that way?

Also, no NAS and no iTunes.

First of all, you need to have SlimTray running which is sounds like you already do. Then, you right click on the icon in the tray and you will see the opinion to start on start up or on log on. Choose start on start up. You might have problems with it starting that way however. If so, just change it on start on log on.

HTH,

SS

amrace
2007-10-26, 01:26
Hi
I run Slimserver on a PC as a service with iTunes integration.
No NAS drive.

mherger
2007-10-26, 02:13
> I run Slimserver on a PC as a service with iTunes integration.

Did you have to do anything special to get this configuration to work?

Michael

Siduhe
2007-10-26, 02:55
Service
Dedicated XP box (only one "user")
No NAS
No Itunes
MusicIP integration (running headless)

haunyack
2007-10-26, 03:29
Service
Dedicated XP box (only one "user")
No NAS
No Itunes
MusicIP integration (running headless)

Same here except for troublesome MIP integration.
Else I would run SC as a service.
Otherwise I am pleased by the changes and improvements with the beta SC.
- nice work.

.

auronthas
2007-10-26, 16:10
Run SC on Window Vista OS as a service
No itunes.
No NAS

jonstahl
2007-10-26, 17:26
WinXP

Would prefer to run it as a service, but it tends to crash on startup when I choose that option, so I run it as an app.

No iTunes
No NAS

corbey
2007-10-27, 05:32
Runs as a service with no NAS and no iTunes.

I have SS on a box running WinXP MCE and use wake on LAN a lot.

Somehow I would have to agree that more people are using iTunes than are showing up in this survey.

MajorD
2007-10-29, 06:48
Windows XP Pro
Run as Service
No ITunes
No NAS

SC 7