Customizing the Groove Data Bridge Windows Service
Updated: April 1, 2008
Applies To: Groove Server 2007
The Groove Data Bridge is automatically registered as a Windows service during Groove Data Bridge installation. This enables the Groove Data Bridge to take advantage of Windows failure detection and recovery processes and allows you to monitor Groove Data Bridge server events in the context of other Windows services. However, the Groove Data Bridge service does not start automatically. Once Groove Data Bridge is running as a Windows service, you can customize the device startup and recovery settings as described in the following procedure. Configuring the Groove Data Bridge service for automatic startup is generally recommended.
To change the Groove Data Bridge Windows service startup and recovery properties:
Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Services and Applications, click Services. The list of Windows services appears with a Status column that indicates whether each service is started or stopped.
Double-click the Groove Data Bridge server item. The Properties window for the selected service appears.
From the General tab, select Automatic in the Startup type field. This is the generally recommended startup mode for the Groove Data Bridge service.
Edit other fields, as necessary for your setup.
Click the Logon tab and make sure that ‘Allow service to interact with desktop under Local System Account’ is checked. This setting must be checked the first time you run the Groove Data Bridge server so that you can see the user interface for creating a server account.
You do not need to edit fields on the Dependencies tab.
Click the Recovery tab and edit the following recovery fields as necessary:
Windows Service Recovery Properties Setting
o configure the Groove Data Bridge server so that it will restart automatically after a failure, click Restart Service. Otherwise, accept the default of Take No Action or select another restart option. This is a practical setting (although you should take care to avoid conditions where Groove Data Bridge is continuously restarting and not processing).
To configure the Groove Data Bridge server so that it will restart automatically after a second failure, select Restart Service. Otherwise, accept the default of Take No Action or select another restart option.
To configure the Groove Data Bridge server so that it will restart automatically after three or more failures, select Restart Service. Otherwise, accept the default of Take No Action or select another restart option.
Restart failcount after
Accept the 0 default, or change it to reset the fail count after a specified number of failures.
Restart service after
Enter a value of 3 minutes or greater, in order to allow the Groove Data Bridge server time to shut down before restarting.
For information about manually starting and stopping the Groove Data Bridge service, see Manually Starting and Stopping the Groove Data Bridge Service.