Running OE as a service (or in the BG)

Author Message
Dylan Eave 10/22/2009 04:57 am
Hi there guys...

I have a PC in my office which is used by many people throughout the course of the day, and inevitably one of my staff end up closing OE as the little 8 ball has been associated with slowing down of the system...

Is there a way that I can configure OE to run in the background? Preferably as a service?

First prize would be for it to start automatically and continue with tasks in the que.

Many thanks

Dylan Eave
Oleg Chernavin 10/22/2009 05:06 am
There are programs that allow any software to be started as a service. Please see the links:

http://www.application-as-service.com/

http://www.firedaemon.com/

Would this work for you?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Dylan Eave 10/24/2009 06:14 pm
Many thanks...

I am able to configure the running of applications as a service manually, but what I am trying to achieve is the automatic start-up, commencement of jobs in the task list, and all of this in the background (I.E. no icon for someone to close!)

The programs you provided links to, can they do what I'm describing?

Tanks again
Oleg Chernavin 10/25/2009 04:07 am
This should be easy to do. Allow tray icon in Offline Explorer (Options dialog - Appearance). Then use Windows Scheduler to start Offline Explorer at some certain time with command-line parameters:

oe.exe /notray default/0 default/1

The latter two (default/number) indicate the Projects to start the download. Please read more in the Help file - Command line parameters topic about that.

Oleg.
Dylan Eave 10/25/2009 08:22 am
:) Many many thanks... sound good ~ will give it a try...
Oleg Chernavin 10/26/2009 02:53 am
You are welcome!

Oleg.