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Running the Monitor Service
Installing The WinScry Windows Service
STEP 1. All of the real "work" in WinScry is done by the WinScry Client MS Windows Service (WinScryClientService.exe in the installation folder). Since it is a Microsoft Windows Service application it must be "installed" into the Windows Services on the client computer.
After you have created and configured your Alerts, you need to install the WinScry Client Service.
To do this simply click the WinScry Service button on the main toolbar and in the pop-out menu click Install WinScry Service. If the service has been installed already this option will be disabled so it's impossible to make a mistake. Once the WinScry Client Service has been installed into the MS Windows Services list you can start or stop the service from the same pop-out menu (see Step 2). Once installed the WinScry Service will start automatically every time the computer boots up.
Starting and Stopping the WinScry Service
STEP 2. After you have created and configured your Alerts and installed the WinScry Windows Service (see Step 1) you need to start the WinScry Client Service so that monitoring can actually begin.
To do this simply click the WinScry Service button on the main toolbar and in the pop-out menu click Start WinScry Service. If the service has not been installed OR if it is already running this option will be disabled so it's impossible to make a mistake. Once the WinScry Client Service is running you can stop the service by repeating this process and clicking Stop WinScry Service in the pop-out menu.
NOTE: If you want to create new alerts OR edit existing alerts you should STOP the WinScry Service (if running) and start it again after you have made your changes.
IMPORTANT: Depending on the types of alerts you create and the internal security policies present on your computer you may need to "tweak" the WinScry Windows Service to insure that it can do it's job properly. If you encounter problems see Running the Service As a User for instructions that will solve many issues.