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Q10012 - HOWTO: Running Second Copy as a service
Second Copy can run as a service only on Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista systems. This is helpful if you want to run Second Copy in the memory while the user is not logged in. Once Second Copy is set to run as a service, it will run the profiles automatically as scheduled.

Before you can run Second Copy as a service you need to install it. Once it is installed, you can start Second Copy service from the Services component in the Administrative Tools.
  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Run
  3. Enter "cmd" in the Open box and click on OK. This will open another window with a command prompt.
  4. Type "cd \Program Files" without the quotes
  5. Type "cd \SecCopy" without the quotes
  6. Type "scsvc /install" without the quotes and hit Enter. This will install Second Copy to run as a service.
  7. Once you have installed Second Copy to run as a service, open the Services component from the Administrative Tools
  8. Select Second Copy Service from the list of installed services
  9. Click on the Action menu and select Properties
  10. Click on the Log On tab
  11. Check Allow service to interact with desktop
  12. Click OK
  13. Click on Start to start Second Copy as a service interactively
  14. Create the desired profiles in Second Copy
  15. From the Services component, Stop the service
  16. Uncheck Allow service to interact with desktop
  17. Start the service

For Windows Vista:

  1. Set Run <b>cmd</b> to Run as a service as follows:
    1. Click Start and type cmd; in the Search box. This should produce a list consisting of one entry: the shortcut to the Windows Command Processor, cmd
    2. Right-click the cmd shortcut and choose Pin to Start Menu<
    3. Click Start again. Right-click the Command Prompt shortcut you just added to the Start menu and choose Properties
    4. Click the Advanced button and click to select the Run as administrator checkbox
    5. Click OK to save your changes

  2. From the command prompt, go to \Program Files\SecCopy folder and run Scsvc.exe /install
  3. Enter Secpol.msc on the Run command to open Local Security Settings
  4. Add the user under Log on as a service so that the user or the group will be able to login as a service
  5. Start the service for Second Copy from the Services console

For more information, refer to the Help file under the section "Run as a service".

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Created on 12/15/2005.
Last Modified on 9/19/2007.
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