Installing From the Acuserver Control Panel

  1. From the Start > Programs > Acucorp 8.x.x >AcuServer menu, select AcuServer Control Panel, then select the Services tab.


  2. Click New. The Service Properties dialog appears.


  3. Enter the port number, the name of the configuration file, the name of the error file, the desired level of tracing, and any dependencies for the service.
    Option Description
    Port Assigns a port number to this instance of acuserve. The port number must be an integer, such as 6524.
    Configuration file Specifies the name and path of the server configuration file. If this option is left blank, acuserve looks for the configuration file in its default location: \etc\a_srvcfg.
    Error file Specifies the name and location of the error file that acuserve uses for error output.
    • If no error file is specified, acuserve will attempt to direct output to a file named acuserve.err in the Windows system directory.
    • If this directory cannot be opened, acuserve will attempt to append to a file named acuserve.err in the current directory.
    • If that file doesn't exist, or if the file append fails, acuserve will print the message acuserve: can't open error output file\ to standard output, and acuserve will terminate.
    Trace Level Tracing is used to help identify a problem. Specify a nonzero value only when you are actively isolating a problem.
    • 0 indicates no tracing
    • 7 is the highest level of tracing

    See Starting from the Command Line for a detailed explanation of tracing levels.

    Dependencies Specify the name of a Windows service or service group on which acuserve depends. You may include multiple dependencies. Click Add to bring up a list of possible services and service groups.

    If you enter dependencies in this field, acuserve will not start unless each service named is currently installed on the server as a service.

    For information on service dependencies, consult your Microsoft Windows documentation.

  4. Click OK to install the service.