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, the 05.02.2002, MAW Support wrote at 10:10:43 :
Re: Re: Re: Check-it as service on Windows NT
> 1) how about one of the third party applications that turns a program into
We do not have experience with this type of applications. MSCS requires
extensive access to higher level APIs, hence forcing it to run as service
may prevent certain functions from performing correctly.
> 2) I am surprised that you have not been asked this before, as in a real
> process plant the possibility of killing a mission critical routine is of
> serious concern. How have your other clients solved the problem?
Most of our customers have a dedicated communication server that sits in a
control room where access is only granted to the plant engineers. There they
run Citect and MSCS/CheckIt on a single machine with modem access. The
Citect station acts also as IOServer for the client PCs in the plant.
Some of them use also our Software to dial-in and get process data through a
> 3) can check it be run in some stealth mode (not as a service) that does
> display a window / icon ?? (see my description below)
We have modified Check-it so that it can now run in a formless mode.
Please download the new Check-it.exe from
and start it with the /NOFORM parameter.
This feature will become a standard feature in our next release of MSCS (5.0.1).
> 4) Which of your competitors has solved this problem and where may I
> them ?
We are more concerned about the needs of our customers than the features of
our competitors. If we see the need of a customer as important also to
others, we try to implement it as quick as possible. (See above)
In terms of competition.... CiTect had once a pager solution as AddOn, I am
not sure if they still support it though...
Hope this helps...
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