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Running I/NET Seven as a service on Windows

Issue

Running I/NET Seven as a service on Windows

Environment

  • I/NET Seven
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7

Cause

When you log out of Microsoft Windows or restart the computer, all running processes are shut down. These processes are not resumed at log on or at restart. You have to start I/NET manually again. To get I/NET to start up when the computer restarts, you can run it as a service. Running a program as a service means that it runs in the background, but it is not visible on the Windows task bar.

Resolution

Note: While running as a service you will have to launch I/NET and AMT separately.

To register I/NET Seven to run as a service

  1. Open a Windows command prompt. Go to Start > Run and type "cmd"
    • If Windows 7 is being used, right click on the command prompt and select "Run as Administrator"
  2. Use commands cd.. (to go back one directory) and cd (to go into a folder) to navigate to the following location:
    C:\Program Files\INET Seven\
  3. If this is being run on a 64 Bit OS, the location then would be:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\INET Seven\
  4. Type the following command. This will unregister I/NET as an application
    inetiosrv /unregserver
  5. Type the following command. This will register I/NET to run as a Windows service
    inetiosrv /service.

To verify the changes have taken effect

  1. Right click on "My Computer" and select "Manage"
  2. Select Services and Applications > Services
  3. Look for Inet7Iosrv. It should be set to Automatic.

You are now running I/NET as a service. IOSrv will now be running in the back ground when the PC boots up. This does not require a Log On to the PC, however you will have to Log On to the PC as a user to launch I/NET or AMT from the desktop icon. You will notice that IOSrv has been logging all AMT transactions, messages and alarms. The SQL Server and Agent were also running in the background receiving data to the database.

To set I/NET back to running as an application   

  1. Open a Windows command prompt. Go to Start > Run and type "cmd"
    • If Windows 7 is being used, right click on the command prompt and select "Run as Administrator"
  2. Use commands cd.. (to go back one directory) and cd (to go into a folder) to navigate to the following location:
    C:\Program Files\INET Seven\
  3. Type the  following command. This will unregister I/NET as a service
    inetiosrv /unregserver
  4. Type the following command. This will register I/NET to run as an application
    inetiosrv /regserver

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