VSys One: Volunteer Management Software

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Standalone E-mail Robot as a Windows Service

The Standalone E-mail Robot can be run as an application or it can be configured for background use to be run without the machine it's running on being logged in.

Note this will most likely require the assistance of your system administrator.

To install as a Windows Service, on the machine in which the Standalone E-mail Robot is to be run as a service,

  1. Configure the Standalone E-mail Robot with the same tools in VSys that you use for configuring the E-mail Robot (SMTP) and the SMS Robot.
  2. Place the Standalone E-mail Robot in the same folder as VSys.exe and VSys.ini, or have a configured copy of VSys.ini in the folder with VSysOneEmailRobot.exe
    The Standalone E-mail Robot gets its database configuration settings from the VSys.ini file.
  3. From a command line in the folder which holds the Standalone E-mail Robot, type:
    VSysOneEmailRobot /INSTALL
    This installs the VSys One Standalone E-mail Robot as a Windows service. (Uninstall it later if needed with the /UNINSTALL command line option.)
  4. In the Services setup tool for Windows, choose the appropriate startup mechanism service, account, etc. See your system administrator for more information on how to configure Windows services.
    Standalone E-mail Robot window configured to run as a service

Log On

If your database connection is set to use domain authentication, the Standalone E-mail Robot service must start as a user with rights to that SQL Server database. If your SMTP server requires domain authentication then the account used to start the service must also have rights on your SMTP server for relay.

Advanced options

To specify a database connection to be used by a given service, when installing the service, include
/DATABASE:xyz
where xyz is the Connection name or Nickname for that database connection when it was defined.

Why would you have the Standalone E-mail Robot use other than the default database connection when it starts up?

In This Section

Multiple Instances of the Standalone E-mail Robot Service

Resolving Standalone E-mail Robot Service Issues

See Also

Appendix

Installation

Databases

Startup Database Selection

Issue Reports

Hosted VSys

Q & A

Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks in VSys One

IT Labor Estimates

Implementation Timeline

Ini file-based Advanced Settings

Volunteer Works Conversion Notes

How VSys Encrypts Data - Compatibility Mode

How VSys Encrypts Data - Advanced Encryption

Tracing (Audit Logs) Security

Command Line Parameters

Command Line Tools

Relative Dates

Notes on Banned People

Remote Support Sessions

Transitions

Special Settings