Tempsvc User Manual

Use this NT service as an alternative to running HotBox on the desktop.

install 

install e.g. C:\TEMP>tempsvc -i

the service will start automatically when the pc boots

start the service e.g. C:\TEMP>net start temperature

If a service specific error occurs - view the NT application event log

COMMANDS 

Version

C:\TEMP>tempsvc -v
tempsvc
Version 2.0 build 8
Copyright (c) 1999 Nick Hubbard
The service is currently not installed.

Install

C:\TEMP>tempsvc -i
The service installed successfully.

Start

C:\TEMP>net start temperature
The Temperature service is starting.
The Temperature service was started successfully.

Stop

C:\TEMP>net stop temperature
The Temperature service was stopped successfully.

Uninstall

C:\TEMP>tempsvc -u
The service was removed.
You must manually delete the file if you wish to free the disk space.

PROBLEMS

Close the Windows Service Manager Viewer if deleting then installing a new version. The Service Manager Viewer holds the service database open! 

updates... check here

Selecting the communications port

See the format of hotbox.ini file.

Edit the following section to select your com port.

[Comms]
Settings=baud=19200 parity=N data=8 stop=1
Port=COM1

This page was last updated on the 14th May 2002

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