If you wish to start up defer processing automatically upon logging onto an account, say admin or defer, so you don't have to manually start the defer processing, please use the following procedure. This procedure was designed for Windows server 2008 for Elliott 8.5. You may need to change this procedure based on your Windows OS and Elliott version accordingly.
Create Elliott Defer Processing Icon on Your Desktop
In this example, we login to the PSQL server as the domain Administrator. On the desktop, we will create an Elliott defer processing icon with the following properties:
The parameters /co:01 will bypass the company selection and launch defer processing for company 01. Change this parameter according to your own environment.
The above example illustrates the launching of defer processing for 8.5 Network mode.
For running in Hybrid mode, it would be something like:
Target: d:\netcellent\m\elliott7\bin85\el850dp.exe /co:01
Start in: d:\netcellent\m\elliott7\bin85
Assuming the Elliott local folder is in d:\netcellent.
For running in Local mode, it would be something like:
Target: c:\users\administrator.netcellent\appdata\local\netcellent\m\elliott7\bin85\el850dp.exe /co:01
Start in: c:\users\administrator.netcellent\appdata\local\netcellent\m\elliott7\bin85
For 8.0-8.2, you can only run in Network mode. The icon will be setup something like:
Target: m:\elliott7\bin\el800dp.exe /co:01
Start in: m:\elliott7\bin
Launch Defer Processing in Ready Mode without Needing to Login
There are still a few issues to resolve in order to launch the defer processing automatically. First you need to bypass the login screen. Second, you want to start up defer processing in Ready mode. To do so, you will need to startup Elliott. From the Control Center screen, click on the "Setup" icon on the top left corner. Go to "Print etc" tab. In the Deferred Processing group area, do the following:
(1) Check the "Start in Ready Mode"
(2) Check the "Use Auto Login:" and fill in the startup Elliott user ID and password.
See sample screen below:
Save it and exit Elliott.
Now click on the defer processing icon you just created on the desktop and make sure that:
(1) You don't have to login.
(2) Watch the defer processing icon in the task tray show up. The color should change from red to green.
If both are confirmed, then you are ready to proceed to the next step.
Copy and Paste Your Desktop Defer Processing Icon to your Startup Folder
The program automatically create a startup folder for Windows 2008 server, which is typically:
In our example, we login as domain Netcellent as Administrator, so the corresponding folder is:
Your startup folder would look like:
In this example, we start up defer processing for both company 01 and 03.
The final test is to logout of this user on your PSQL server and login again. Watch to see if defer processing shows up in your task tray in green. See sample screen below:
You can mouse over the icon in the task tray and you will see a popup showing the company for the defer processing task. To manage defer processing tasks, double right click on the icon and choose from the popup menu.
In order for the defer processing to continue to run, you can't logout the Windows user. If you are logged into your server through a remote desktop, simply click on the "x" at the remote desktop session to disconnect.
For best defer processing performance, we suggest running defer processing tasks on your PSQL server directly so there's no network traffic delay..