@r_gigante said in Cinema 4D Client R21 Service Creation:
Hi @thestraycat, we're still investigating the issue since using nssm is not officially supported on Windows 10.
Hi r_gigante, thanks for looking into it, i know it's not simple. I had a look on the NSSM website and it does seem to be supported on windows 10 as per the website:
But i totally understand that nssm + c4d isn't.
As a temporary workaround, considering that the scope of having it installed as a service it to just have it started at the boot, you might consider to add the TeamRender Client executable among the programs being run at the startup: this can be done be creating an alias to the program - in your case the TR client - inside C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp or, if depending on a local credential, in C:\Users[local user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
Yeah, as a work around i likely will, but this dosn't real deal with auto starting the application during failure and isn't as resilient as running it as a service, we also run into issues with security banners and have monitoring systems tied into looking specifically for this service etc.
Finally, although it doesn't change the overall results - I warmly invite the drop nssm and have a look to sc.exe which is a similar utility provided directly by Microsoft and delivers the same functionalities delivered by the first.
Thanks for the suggestion, However sc.exe isn't as flexible as nssm (which is where nssm derived it's name and use case from NSSM -> (Non-Sucking-Service-Manager) and adds a comprehensive set of features to service creation.
Being able to use sc.exe would be my preference over running a scheduled task at startup. Do have any information or tips or a working service creation command to get R21 working under sc.exe?
Thanks for all your help on this.