If you run the Server
as a Service, you should create a special user account, which gives
the Server the right to access other machines on the network for
necessary maps, xrefs and output directories. This account must
be identical across all rendering server machines.
By assigning a user to
the rendering Server service, you configure the rendering server
to operate with the permissions and access rights of that user account.
Without this assignment, the rendering server operates with system
permissions, which do not let the server service access map, xref, image,
or output directories on other machines.
NoteThese steps require
you to have administrative privileges on every machine where you
set up this account.
For the following procedures,
Windows XP was set to display a Classic Windows interface.
To create a new user (Windows 2000 and XP):
- From the Start menu, select Settings Control Panel Administrative Tools Computer Management.
- In the Computer Management dialog, go
to System Tools Local
Users and Groups Users.
- In the right-hand pane, right click in
a blank area and choose New User to display the New User dialog.
If the New User option is unavailable, you don't have the required
- In the New User dialog, do the following:
- Enter a user name for the new account
in the Username text box. This can be any name, but it should be
the same across all network rendering machines.
- Enter a password for the new account
in the Password and Confirm Password boxes. Like the user name,
this password needs to be the same for all rendering servers.
- Turn off “User Must Change Password At
Next Logon” and turn on “Password Never Expires”.
This will bypass errors when you assign this
special user account to the rendering service.
- Click Create to create the new user and
When the network is part
of a domain it is a good idea to have your network administrator
create a special user account on the domain. This user account would
have read/write access to the network servers where maps, xrefs
and frames are stored.
- Click Close.
- Do not close Administrative Tools.
To assign a user to a rendering service
(Windows 2000 and XP):
Do the following on every
computer used as a rendering server:
- Make sure each server system is set up
Rendering Server running as a service.
- From the Administrative Tools windows,
choose Services to display the Services dialog.
- From the Service list, right-click the
Backburner Server item.
- Choose Properties to display the Properties
- On the Log On tab, choose This Account
and enter the name of the new user you created for the special user
If a user account was
created on the domain, you would enter [domain name]\[user name]
as This Account, or you can browse the domain for the user.
- In Password and Confirm Password fields,
enter the password for the special user account.
- Click OK to exit the Properties dialog.
- If the service is started, stop it by
right-clicking the item and choosing Stop.
- Right-click the item and choose Start
to restart the service with the newly assigned user.
NoteIf you did not turn off “User Must Change
Password At Next Logon” when setting up the new account, you will
encounter errors. You will need to re-login the newly assigned user
so you can first change the password. Once the password is changed,
the Backburner Server should start.
- Close the Services dialog