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Install Cerberus FTP Server as a service

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:19 am
by JPS
I would like to know if I can install Cerberus FTP Server as a service??


Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:49 am
by molk
You can. Look at Servermanager/Advanced.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:26 pm
by jayjaya29
This is a good place to start.

I have this great FTP client running on my home server. I want to keep it running all the time, so I installed it yet when I logged off through my MSTSC connection the FTP turned off!

It seems the FTP client only stays on when I'm logged into my server through MSTSC. Anyway I can get the client to run all the time regardless of me being logged into the server or not?

DynDNS stays on all the time regardless of me being logged in or not. Thanks!

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:47 am
by mdj
It depends on the program itself. Cerberus has the ability of being installed as a service, your ftp client may not.

Why would you want a ftp client on all the time? You probably don't use it, unless you are on?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:29 am
by jayjaya29
mdj wrote:It depends on the program itself. Cerberus has the ability of being installed as a service, your ftp client may not.

Why would you want a ftp client on all the time? You probably don't use it, unless you are on?
I would like the FTP to be on all the time so I can access it from anywhere with an internet connection.

The only solution I have is to MSTSC into the server. Start Cerberus FTP program. Minimize it to the tray. Then hit the "x" at the top of the screen so I essentially close out the MSTSC session but I do not actually log off the server. Before I hit the "x" it tells me that my programs will continue to run.

A service should be able to stay on regardless if I am logged onto my server or not, DynDNS stays on all the time regardless if I am logged into my server or not.

I mean for now the way I am doing it, its always on, I just wanted to know if there was a way to get the program to run more like a service rather than a program that is always on.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:47 pm
by mdj
Ah, but you wrote "FTP Client", Cerberus is a FTP Server.

If you install the server as a service (there is a tickmark in the server manager), it will stay on all the time, however, there is issue accessing the GUI through terminal services: http://www.cerberusftp.com/faq/troubleshooting.html#Q4

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:38 pm
by jayjaya29
mdj wrote:Ah, but you wrote "FTP Client", Cerberus is a FTP Server.

If you install the server as a service (there is a tickmark in the server manager), it will stay on all the time, however, there is issue accessing the GUI through terminal services: http://www.cerberusftp.com/faq/troubleshooting.html#Q4
Alright so in other words I have to physically get into my server and start the program and it should stay on all the time regardless of me MSTSC'ing into the server?

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:42 am
by mdj
You should physically go into the server and tick "install as a service", and then exit Cerberus and start the "cerberus ftp server" service, and that is it. It will stay on even when logged off, but you can't see the icon in the system tray on MSTSC's.

Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:53 pm
by jayjaya29
mdj wrote:You should physically go into the server and tick "install as a service", and then exit Cerberus and start the "cerberus ftp server" service, and that is it. It will stay on even when logged off, but you can't see the icon in the system tray on MSTSC's.
Ahh exactly what I was looking for. Problem solved. Thanks so much!

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 5:29 am
by mdj
Great! You're welcome. :-)