• Synchronet Windows Servic

    From apam@HAPPYLND to All on Monday, October 04, 2021 16:36:00
    Subject: Synchronet Windows Service?

    Hi

    Usually when I run a BBS on Windows, I set it up to auto login to a local account, and put the BBS startup exe into the start up folder, so that
    when the computer starts up, Windows logs in and starts the bbs
    automatically.

    I've been playing around with windows 11 and as I have the home version,
    I'm under the impression I can't do the auto-login anymore (I believe I
    can't use local accounts)

    So it made me think, perhaps my bbs should be a service rather than an executable that starts up with a window...

    I've never done any windows service programs, so I was wondering if
    synchronet works as a service (I know it has a gui on windows - at least
    it did when I last used it - but i thought it might be controlling a
    background service.)?

    I'm unsure how a service would do things like doors, can they pop up
    windows on the desktop? I guess not?

    I could be completley over complicating things by thinking I need to use
    a service, perhaps there is a way to auto start applications on windows
    11?

    Andrew

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  • From apam@HAPPYLND to apam on Monday, October 04, 2021 17:26:00
    Subject: Synchronet Windows Service?

    I'm under the impression I can't do the auto-login anymore (I believe
    I can't use local accounts)

    Never mind, I misread the "Can't install with a local account" as Can't
    have a local account.. looks like Windows 11 will work the same as
    Windows 10 in this regard.

    Andrew

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  • From Digital Man to apam on Monday, October 04, 2021 19:08:47
    Re: Synchronet Windows Servic
    By: apam to All on Mon Oct 04 2021 04:36 pm

    Subject: Synchronet Windows Service?

    Hi

    Usually when I run a BBS on Windows, I set it up to auto login to a local account, and put the BBS startup exe into the start up folder, so that
    when the computer starts up, Windows logs in and starts the bbs automatically.

    I've been playing around with windows 11 and as I have the home version,
    I'm under the impression I can't do the auto-login anymore (I believe I can't use local accounts)

    So it made me think, perhaps my bbs should be a service rather than an executable that starts up with a window...

    I've never done any windows service programs, so I was wondering if synchronet works as a service (I know it has a gui on windows - at least
    it did when I last used it - but i thought it might be controlling a background service.)?

    I'm unsure how a service would do things like doors, can they pop up
    windows on the desktop? I guess not?

    I could be completley over complicating things by thinking I need to use
    a service, perhaps there is a way to auto start applications on windows
    11?

    I haven't tried Windows 11 yet, so I can't comment on the auto-login ability. Seems something you should be able to do:
    https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-11&faq=53

    That said, yes, Synchronet can run as NT services on Windows: https://wiki.synchro.net/monitor:ntsvcs
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  • From apam@HAPPYLND to Digital Man on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 14:48:00
    I haven't tried Windows 11 yet, so I can't comment on the auto-login ability. Seems something you should be able to do: https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-11&faq=53

    Yep, I believe you can.. I haven't tried it yet as the only computer I
    can run win11 is my desktop and I don't want auto login on that :)

    but yeah, I was going by what I read (or misread) in news articles.

    That said, yes, Synchronet can run as NT services on Windows: https://wiki.synchro.net/monitor:ntsvcs

    Oh cool. Should have known there'd be a wiki page :) I have to stop
    writing posts as soon as something crosses my mind ;P

    Thankyou.

    Andrew

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