How Do I Run My DNC Software on Windows Server O/S?

Are you trying to figure out how to run DNC software on Windows Server OS? While most customers have to leave the computer unlocked, logged in with a Windows Users to run their DNC software, Predator Software has a unique feature in the application to run as Windows Service.

Why should I use Predator DNC Service?

The biggest benefit of using Predator DNC Service is that it offers a secure environment to work it. Typically, users need to leave a computer unlocked and logged into a Windows User account to get the DNC software to run properly, but with Predator DNC Service that is no longer necessary. In addition to enhanced security, Predator DNC Service also provides an easy user interface. When starting and stopping the Predator DNC Service, it is similar to Startup All and Cancel All.

What are the requirements to run Predator DNC Service?

The minimum requirements to run Predator DNC Service are Windows 2016 Server, or 2019 Server. You will also need v3.5 of the Microsoft .NET framework installed to operate Predator DNC Service. The .NET framework is included with the Predator DNC Service installation CD so you will not need to purchase it on your own.

The great thing about Predator DNC Service, is that you don’t need to install it separately. Both v10 and v11 of Predator DNC come with the Predator DNC Service as a component of the normal installation process. It is also included as a standard feature with no additional charge if you have current software maintenance.

Can Predator DNC Service be set up to start automatically?

Though Predator DNC Service is not set up to start automatically, you can enable the feature. To do so, work through the following steps:

  1. From the Start Menu select Control Panel
  2. Double click on Administrative Tools
  3. Double click on Services.
  4. Find the Predator DNC Service
  5. Right Click and select Properties
  6. Within the Startup type pulldown select Automatic
  7. Press the OK button
  8. Restart the PC

Shop Floor Automations can help you implement Predator DNC Service!

At Shop Floor Automations, we can help you implement Predator DNC Service into your operation. With Predator DNC Service, you gain access to a more user-friendly interface that allows you to operate the program without leaving the computer unlocked and logged into a Windows account. If you are interested in learning more about Predator DNC Service and how it might be able to help improve your shop floor efficiency, contact Shop Floor Automations today at (619) 461-4000!

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