serve any is installed in the resource kit, it's just not listed in the
program list on the start menu. Usually you'd access serve any from a
command line, but if you search for "srvany.exe" you should find it.

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From: Noah Eiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: retro-talk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2000 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: Shuting Down NT Apps


> Hi Mark:
>
> Thanks for the tips. I downloaded and installed the Windows NT 4.0
> Resource Kit however, no srvany.exe was installed. When I search the
> MSKB, I see several references for srvany.exe with respect to the 3.5
> Resource Kit.
>
> Do you know if this is part of the 4.0 kit? Is there some other way
> to install services?
>
> Thanks again.
>
> nme
>
> >Most apps (but not all I've found) respond to -q.  So you can use the AT
> >command scheduler (included in the NT Resource kit:  Start Menu>Program
> >Files>Resource Kit 4.0>Configuration>Command Scheduler) to make a command
> >that specifies the path to filemaker and give it the -q command:
> >
> >c:\Program Files\FileMakerPro\fmp.exe -q
> >
> >I don't really know that FileMaker is called fmp.exe in Windows, but you
> >get the idea.  And some apps have their own wierd commands that are sort
> >of non-standard that allow you to do all sorts of things from the command
> >prompt.  I dunno about FileMaker but I'd try just entering this in the
> >command shell to see if it works.  If it does, you can script it with the
> >command scheduler.
> >
> >Another thing you could do is to set up FileMaker as a service.  Use
> >srvany.exe to do this.  Again this is included in the NT Resource kit -
> >there are some easy to follow instructions to do this in a read me
> >included with it.  The cool thing about this method is that you can have
> >FileMaker start as a service and open up databases automatically at
> >startup whether anyone logs in or not.
> >
> >And services can be scheduled to start and stop in the AT command
> >scheduler using the NETSVC command which does work with everything:
> >
> >NETSVC yourservicename  \\yourcomputer \stop
> >
> >We have Faircom running on NT and this is exactly how we back it up with
> >retrospect.  We stop the service, retrospect backs everything up around
> >2am.  Then at 5am, we have an AT command run that restarts the server.
And
> >when the server restarts, Faircom loads as a service.
> >
> >Now whatever method you end up using to get fmp to stop, I can't stress
> >how important it is to test a restore after you do a backup.  I don't
know
> >what effect this would have on any open databases.
> >
> >HTH,
> >Mark Maytum
> >Pompanoosuc Mills Corporation
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Noah Eiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Sent by: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >05/16/00 10:35 PM
> >Please respond to "retro-talk"
> >
> >
> >         To:     [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >         cc:
> >         Subject:        Shuting Down NT Apps
> >
> >Hello:
> >
> >I have FileMaker Pro "client" running on an NT server. The client
> >hosts several databases that are always open.
> >
> >Does anyone know a way to script this app to close and re-open so
> >Retrospect client can do its stuff?
> >
> >thanks
> >--
> >
> >
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