Below are instructions on how to configure UnityIS to run as a service and how to remove the UnityIS Windows Service.

    Prerequisites:

    • UnityIS Server
    • Windows login account with local admin rights
    • At least one (1) UnityIS Client License

    A. Configuring UnityIS to Run as a Windows Service

    1. Log in to the UnityIS Server computer.
    2. If the UnityIS application is open, close the UnityIS application.
    3. Open the UnityIS installation folder (Typically “C:\Program Files (x86)\UnityIS”) and open the “Configuration” application. (See Figure 1)

    Figure 1

     


    1. In the Running as a Service section, enter the following: (See Figure 2)
      • Running as a Service: Check the box so it reads “True”
      • AutoLogon: Check the box so that it reads “True”
      • AutoLogon Operator: enter a UnityIS User with the “Admin” profile
      • Autologon Password: enter the operator password.

    Figure 2

     


    1. Click the “Save Changes” button. The “Configuration” window will close and you will get a message that states “IMRON Corporation-UnityIS Service Installed Successfully”. (See Figure 3)

    Figure 3


    1. Open Windows Services (IMRON recommends that you create a shortcut for this on the desktop or Pin it to the Windows Taskbar) and select the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” Service. (See Figure 4)

    Figure 4


    1. Open the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” Service properties window by clicking on the “Properties” button OR right-clicking and selecting “Properties”. (See Figure 5)

    Figure 5


    1. The Properties window will open, please enter the following:
    • General Tab: (See Figure 6)
      • Startup Type:
        • If using MS Access Database, select “Automatic” if using MS Access Database.
        • If using SQL Database, select “Automatic (Delayed Start)”.

    Figure 6


    • Log On Tab:
      • Select “This account” and enter the credentials for the Windows User currently logged in to the server. (See Figure 7)

    Figure 7


    • Recovery Tab (optional): (See Figure 8)
      • First Failure: Select “Restart the Service”
      • Second failure: Select “Restart the Service”
      • Subsequent failures: Select “Restart the Service”

    Figure 8

     


    Click the “Apply” button and then the “OK” button. (See Figure 9)

    Figure 9


    1. Start the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” (i.e. Click the “Start Service” button OR right-click and select “Start”). All other UnityIS Drivers will start. (See Figure 10)

    Figure 10


    1. To stop the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service, click on the “Stop Service” button or you can right-click and select “Stop Service”. All UnityIS Drivers will stop after. (See Figure 11)

    Figure 11


    NOTES:

    • If you need to start or stop the UnityIS system, you MUST start/stop it from Windows Services.
    • If the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service won’t start (or does start but immediately stops), remove the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service and make sure the UnityIS username and password entered for the Auto log on are correct.
    • If you need to open the Graphical User Interface (GUI) on the UnityIS Server, make sure that the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service is running (if you have Windows Services window open, hit the “Refresh” button to update the status of all Windows Services). Then click on the UnityIS desktop shortcut. If you don’t see a shortcut, you can open the UnityIS application located in the UnityIS installation folder. (Typically “C:\Program Files (x86)\UnityIS”)
    • If you open the Graphical User Interface (GUI) on the UnityIS Server WITHOUT having the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service running, then you WON’T be able to start the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service. You will have to close the GUI, open Windows Task Manger and verify that the UnityIS application is not running (process name: UnityIS.exe). If there is an UnityIS application running, end the Task. Afterwards, go to Windows Services and start the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service.
    • The “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service MUST be running in order for UnityIS clients to connect.

    B. Removing the UnityIS Windows Service

    1. Open Windows Services and stop the “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS” service (i.e. click on the “Stop Service” button or you can right-click and select “Stop Service”). All UnityIS Drivers will stop. (See Figure 12)

    Figure 12


    1. Close the Windows Services Window.
    2. Open the UnityIS installation folder. (Typically “C:\Program Files (x86)\UnityIS”)
    3. Open the “Configuration” application.
    4. In the “Running as a Service” sub menu, complete the following: (See Figure 13)
    • Running as a Service: Uncheck the box so it reads “False”
    • AutoLogon: You can leave as true to enable auto log on or uncheck the box to disable it
    • AutoLogon Operator: enter a UnityIS User with the “Admin” profile
    • Autologon Password: enter the user’s password

    Figure 13


    6. Click the “Save” button. The “Configuration” window will close and you will get a message that states “IMRON Corporation- UnityIS Service Uninstalled Successfully”. (See Figure 14)

    Figure 14