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Old 01-30-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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[FONT=Verdana]Server Startup Configurations[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The server can be started in 3 different ways:[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Verdana]Manual – click on Ventrilo_srv.exe[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Verdana]Autostart as a Service – starts the server at every boot (will not display a console window). server must be configured with a static ipaddress[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Verdana]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[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]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[/FONT]

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

[FONT=Verdana]note: to start and stop the server type the following at a command prompt:[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]net start ventrilo[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]net stop ventrilo[/FONT]

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


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

[FONT=Verdana]cd \program files\ventsrv[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Sleep 30[/FONT]

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

[FONT=Verdana]You can change the sleep time by editing c:\program files\ventsrv\ventstart.cmd. Sleep time is counted in seconds.[/FONT]

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