[RC5] NT 4.0 service client - auto start/stop?

trond-eirik.aune at telenor.com trond-eirik.aune at telenor.com
Tue Jul 13 10:44:11 EDT 1999


I guess you want to stop it the time of the day when the workstation is in
use. Don't bother pondering on the problem. I have been monotioring the
progress of the vlient on Nt4.0 Workstation and when the computer isn't in
use the crack rate drops down to alamost nothing. Usualle my workstation
cracks about 950.000 k/sec (approx. every 20-30 min or so) and when i
resturn the next morning the workstation has only cracked 1 package at a
rate of 20.000-30.000 k/sec. I have been mailing support at distributed.net
for a while and all the could cuggest was switching from the GUI to the
NON-GUI client, but the result was the same.

If anyone HAS been able to correct this problem, please let me know.


Trond Eirik Aune
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-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Muspratt [mailto:neil at gargoyle.apana.org.au]
Sent: 12. juli 1999 16:40
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Subject: [RC5] NT 4.0 service client - auto start/stop?

I have the Win32 service client running on several NT 4.0 Workstation
machines to which I have admin rights. I've been trying to figure out
a way to start and stop some clients automatically, either locally or
(preferably) remotely from my own NT 4.0 Workstation PC. 

I can start/stop the clients remotely from my PC with the NETSVC.EXE
command line utility (part of the NT 4.0 Resource Kit) but this only
works interactively - I can't automate the process using a batch file
executed by the AT scheduler. I guess this is because AT doesn't have
admin privileges when it runs programs. I had the same problem when I
tried using NET START and NET STOP in batch files that were executed
by AT locally on the remote machines.

Is there someone out there who has successfully done this sort of thing
and can give me some pointers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It would be very useful if the client had the ability to switch itself
on and off automatically during the day at whatever times you preset in
the .INI file.


| Neil Muspratt SP3.58 KoX                neil at gargoyle.apana.org.au |
| Brisbane Australia                                                 |

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

- Carolyn Wells

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