The RoboTask Service Manager is a separate utility within the installation package of RoboTask. The RoboTask Service Manager allows to install the RoboTask Service and perform the necessary initial settings of the service.
The functions of the service setting are separated according to their subjects onto different tabs.
The functions of installing, starting and stopping of a service are located on this tab. It is also possible to change system settings of the service and to get access to the main window of the service here.
Install RoboTask Service.
Installs the RoboTask Service in your system if the service has not installed yet.
Remove RoboTask Service.
Removes the RoboTask Service from a local system.
Reinstall RoboTask Service.
Reinstalls the service with default system settings.
Updates displaying of service status in the window.
Start RoboTask Service.
Starts the RoboTask Service on a local computer.
Stop RoboTask Service.
Stops the RoboTask Service on a local computer.
Restart RoboTask Service.
This operation stops the RoboTask Service, pauses for a few seconds and then starts the service again.
You can perform system settings of the service here as well as in the system Service Manager (Control Panel => Administrative tools => Services). For ease of operation, the settings of the RoboTask Service are included into this utility.
Start Interactive Service Detection
This function is destined specially for operation systems Windows Vista and the later ones (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8). The function allows to start and stop Interactive Service Detection
The RoboTask service is an interactive service. This means that a user can get an access to the service window and do settings interactively. In the OS Vista (and in later OSs) the system hides interactive services by default. To get the access to the system window it is necessary to start the system service Interactive Service Detection. After that you can get an access to the session SYSTEM and then work with the window RoboTask Service interactively.
Allow Interactive Services.
To get an access to the service window, interactive services must be allowed in the system. In the OS Windows 7/ Server 2008 R2 (and previous OS) interactive services are allowed by default. In systems beginning from Windows 8 interactive services are forbidden by default.
This option does not prevent RoboTask service from working. The service starts and works normally in any case. But if the option is off, you cannot get any access to the main window of the RoboTask service. If interactive services are not allowed, you will get an error when starting Interactive Service Detection.
To allow interactive services in the system it is enough just to switch on this checkbox.
You can find general settings for the service on this tab:
|•||Location of tasks and logs.|
|•||The maximum length of log-files (in lines).|
|•||Switching on and off the automatic work of tasks.|
You can also find these settings in the dialog Settings on the General tab.
Logon Process as Specified User
Select this option if you want the RoboTask log on as Specified User and get its privileges.
Enter the name of the domain or server whose account database contains the specified UserName account.
Enter the name of the user account to log on to.
Enter the password of the user account.
Network Server Parameters.
On this tab you can set up server parameters of RoboTask. Read more about client-server mode here.
Start Server at RoboTask loading
It is on by default. Switch off this checkbox if you want to refuse from remote administration.
This is the number of a port, on which the server accepts connections. By default, it is 5500. If you use more than one instance of RoboTask at your computer, apply different ports to avoid conflicts.
For example: 5500 is for an application, 5501 is for a Service.
This is the mode of traffic encryption. By default, it is on. The mode of ciphering is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of encryption automatically. RoboTask provides the traffic encryption with dynamic keys using CryptoAPI system functions.
This is the mode of traffic compression. By default, it is on. The mode of traffic compression can be useful when connection is slow (for example, DialUp or GPRS). The mode of traffic compression (packing) is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of compression automatically.
This is the check mode of user’s rights at connection. It is possible to choose between two modes of user checking:
|•||Use Internal list. When you press the button “Edit Internal List of Users” in this mode, you can define users, who have the right of connect to the server. This is just text in the form USERNAME=PASSWORD on every line.|
At the checking of a user, the server inspects presence of the user in a list and correctness of a password.
|•||System Administrators. In this mode the server checks presence of administrator’s rights on a local computer when a client connects.|
If the user isn’t checked, the server returns an error and closes the connection.
By default, the System Administrators mode is on.
Running tasks simultaneously
Using built-in Basic
Service vs Application
Using UNC names
How to get an access RoboTask Service