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Old 01-30-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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Server Startup Configurations

The server can be started in 3 different ways:
  • Manual – click on Ventrilo_srv.exe
  • Autostart as a Service – starts the server at every boot (will not display a console window). server must be configured with a static ipaddress
  • Delayed Autostart – allows windows to boot fully before starting Ventrilo server and also displays the vent console window. a shortcut is placed in the Startup folder
1. Manual Start – navigate to the install folder and double-click on Ventrilo_srv.exe. This will open a console window and display the status of the server. Or, navigate to Start > Programs > VentSrv > Ventrilo Server

2. Autostart Service – Navigate to Start > Programs > Ventsrv > Service > click Install
open a command prompt (start > run > cmd) and type the following:
cd\program files\ventsrv
ventrilo_svc –i

note: to start and stop the server type the following at a command prompt:
net start ventrilo
net stop ventrilo

3. Delayed Autostart
a) Download “sleep.exe” from here and save to c:\program files\ventsrv
(included in the Microsoft Resource Kit)

b) Using Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\PROGRAM FILES\VENTSRV
c) Right-mouse-click in the right-hand window and select “New > Text File” and name the file “ventstart.cmd”
d) Right-mouse-click on the file and select “Edit”
e) Type in the following:

cd \program files\ventsrv
Sleep 30

f) Save the file
g) Right-mouse-click on the desktop and select “New > Shortcut”
h) Browse to c:\program files\ventsrv and select “ventstart.cmd” then finish the process
i) Drag/Drop the shortcut to Start > Programs > Startup

You can change the sleep time by editing c:\program files\ventsrv\ventstart.cmd. Sleep time is counted in seconds.

Last edited by Prog-Rocker; 03-14-2012 at 12:11 AM. Reason: Added service install via programs menu
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