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Remotely managing Windchill

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Remotely managing Windchill

I was wondering what Remote management settings people use to manage
Windchill system running on Windows servers.

I was briefly looking at Remote assistance and Remote Desktop etc on
Windows 2003 servers.

I want to be able to stop and start Windchill method servers, tomcat,
apache etc....

Any input will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Shalini.




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RE: Remotely managing Windchill

I am running some tests on Remote Desktop feature.

So basically if I logoff then I get the servers stopped. If I click on
the exit (X) and restart the remote computer, I don't lose Windchill.

Hmm, if I start them on the server machine and use the remote computer
for remote desktop then I don't see them running. I guess it's just a
different session of the administrator login...

What Admin page can I stop the Windchill servers from?

May be I can stop it there and start on remote desktop and then exit. So
I don't have to worry about keeping my remote computer on and on
internet connection ..???

Thanks
Shalini

RE: Remotely managing Windchill

Use the /console command on the startup of Remote Desktop.

%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /console




Cheers,

Roger Willson
Principal Consultant

RE: Remotely managing Windchill


You can remotely start and stop the Method server from the following URL...

RE: Remotely managing Windchill

Be sure to add your userid to the following wt.properties setting. Good
call Stephen.



wt.sysadmin.administrators











Cheers,


Roger Willson














Roger Willson

Principal Consultant

RE: Remotely managing Windchill

Appreciate all the responses.



I checked the wt.sysadm.administrators property (was ok), so went ahead
and tried the URL to stop and start. Stopping the method server didn't
look like it did it, but stopping the Server Manager worked. And then I
started it using the link as well. BUT after I the server manager and
method servers get started, The System configurator goes to an error
page. So does that mean I can stop and start only one time from the URL
before it gets restarted on the server itself or there must be something
wrong in some properties? (I have only tested this on the test system).



Are there any issues or concerns with starting them all (Apache, Tomcat
and Method servers) as a Windows Service?



Thanks,

Shalini.



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RE: Remotely managing Windchill

Shalini,



I would start them all as services. I think Windchill must be set up to
run as a service if you want to use the System Configurator page to
start it. Otherwise, it's trying to open a command prompt in which to
run.



I like the System Configurator page for those circumstances when you
can't get on the machine (directly or remotely). However, with VPNs and
good remote access tools, that is becoming less of a need anyway.



One more note on the System Configurator page. You don't need to have
the MethodServer running to access this page. Only Apache and Tomcat
need to be running to serve the page.



Best Regards,

Bill Palm


RE: Remotely managing Windchill



Looks like the error goes away with a restart of the tomcat. We have
Apache running as a Windows service but not Tomcat or Method Servers.

I'll try to change those sometime and run some tests.



Thanks everyone for your valuable input.



Shalini

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RE: Remotely managing Windchill



Thanks Chris, I was investing this option and I ended up all going with
NetMeeting. Looks like it does the job too.

(When I first used the /console it didn't look like it did anything
different and wasn't in the same session but with your email I got the
idea what /console should have been doing)



I have tested the netmeeting with Win 2000 servers, works great. I could
try the mmc with Win 2003 servers.



Thanks all.



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