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  1. Exploring the DCOM Configuration Tool
  2. Configuring SureSync's Individual Applications to Run as Services
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Configuring SureSync's Individual Applications to Run as Services

What you will do now is to configure SureSync (and its related applications) to run under your specific service account. Don't worry—it's not too hard!

Oops! One thing I did forget: You'd better click on Apply before you go any further. You don't want to lose our changes!

When you are ready, go to the Applications tab, and scroll through the list until you see all the applications that have a name beginning with SPI (that is, SPIStart.SPIStartProgram).

Click on the first application (it doesn't really matter which one, but the beginning is as good a place as any to start); EXCEPT don't click on the SPIDcom.SPIDcomUtility application. You don't need to configure this application because it is not needed to be run when there isn't a logged-on user.

After you have an application selected, click on the Properties button (or double-click on the application name). A new window opens. Go to the Identity tab, as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6 The identity tab of the SPIAlrtM.SPIAlertServer application.

Select the This user option, and enter the details of our service account in the boxes provided. When you are finished, click on OK, and select the next SPI application in the list (ensuring that it is not the SPIDcom.SPIDcomUtility application), and repeat the earlier steps.

Keep repeating the previous steps until you have done all of the SPI applications except the SPIDcom.SPIDcomUtility application. Oops—before you ask, no, you don't need to configure the SyncServ application, just the SPI ones.

Almost there, folks, not too much more to go! You can now open SureSync (and because this is your first time, you need to create a new database, and save it somewhere on your local machine—just follow the prompts that the software asks you). After SureSync has opened, go to Tools, Options, and a dialog window similar to that shown in Figure 7 appears.

Figure 7 The options screen within Sure Sync.

Select the General tab (if it's not the default), and click the option Configure Scheduler to run as a service. Click on Apply, and you should see a message that says The service started successfully.

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