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Service Management

Remote Installer installs the service on each remote Machine to be able to work with it in the future. This service is installed automatically when required, but you can also install it manually, control its state and uninstall it when you are sure it is no longer needed. All these options are available from the Remote Service menu in the Network and All Machines views.

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The functions of installing, uninstalling and updating the remote service are only available when the Automatic Deployment type is used. Refer th the Service Deployment section of this document for detailed information on different remote service deployment types.

If you want to ensure the remote service that is already installed on remote Machines is up-to-date, you can use the Update menu item from the Remote Service menu. An update is executed only for the Machines that have the remote service installed but it is not up-to-date. The service won't be updated by default on Machines that have clients connected to them, therefore if you definitely want to update it anyway, you should check the Force the remote service update option within the displayed confirmation dialog.

Another option available from the Remote Service menu is manual service installation. To install the remote service, you should select the Machines you want to install the service onto and choose the Install menu item from the Remote Service menu.

Just as you can install the remote service, you can also uninstall it when there is no need for it to be installed. To uninstall the remote service, you should select the Machines you want to uninstall the service from and choose the Uninstall menu item from the Remote Service menu. By default, the remote service will not be uninstalled from Machines that have clients connected to them, therefore, if you definitely want to uninstall it anyway, you should check the Force the remote service uninstall option within the displayed confirmation dialog.

Along with installing and uninstalling, it is possible to reinstall the remote service by choosing the Reinstall menu item from the Remote Service menu. By default, the remote service will not be reinstalled on Machines that have clients connected to them, therefore, if you definitely want to uninstall it anyway, you should check the Force the remote service reinstall option within the displayed confirmation dialog.

When working with remote Machines, Remote Installer always starts the remote service, but it is also possible to start it manually as well as stop it when there is no need for it to be running. To start the remote service manually, you should select the Machines you want to start the service on in the Network view or the All Machines view and choose the Start menu item from the Remote Service menu. To stop the remote service manually, you should choose the Stop menu item from the Remote Service menu. By default, the remote service will not be stopped if it is running on Machines that have clients connected to them, therefore, if you definitely want to stop it anyway, you should check the Force the remote service to stop option within the displayed confirmation dialog.

The last one of the available options is the ability to restart the remote service. To restart the remote service, select the Machines you would like to restart the remote service on and choose the Restart menu item from the Remote Service menu. By default, the remote service will not be restarted if it is running on Machines that have clients connected to them, therefore, if you definitely want to restart it anyway, you should check the Force the remote service to restart options.

Warning

Forcing the remote service to update, restart, stop, reinstall or uninstall will cause disconnection of all the clients working with the service.

We have done our best to cover all the aspects of the remote service management and hope that those options will help you solve the tasks you will face while using Remote Installer.