Running SOS as an application, rather than a service

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:56 am
By default, the SOS Server for 4.1.2 runs as a service. In some cases, it might be useful for the SOS Server to run as an application: when the SOS Server service can't access the VSS database because of a permissions issue, for example.

Running the SOS Server as an application, rather than as a service will bypass any access issues for the account configured to run the SOS Server service.

To run SOS Server 4.x as an application, do this:

at the cmd line type:

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c:\program files\sourceoffsite server> sosservice.exe 1

Just passing a "1" to the application will allow it to run as an

To stop the SOS Server app, terminate the process in the Task Manager.
Linda Bauer
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