Microsoft Access databases have a tendency to bloat in size over time and should therefore be periodically compacted to maintain the best possible performance. In order to compact the database, all users must be logged out of the database, including the AYS Internet Utility.
By default, the AYS Internet Utility runs as a stand-alone application, however it may also be installed as a Windows service running in the background. A service is advantageous in that it continues to run even if no user is logged in to the server or workstation.
If users are accessing the database by means of Remote Desktop services then it is recommended that the AYS Internet Utility be installed on the same server. Otherwise, if working with a Microsoft Access database, then it is recommended that the AYS Internet Utility be installed on the same physical machine that is hosting the AYS database.
There are two steps to installing the AYS Internet Utility as a service. First, the program must have sufficient rights to install, uninstall, and manage Windows services. Second, the service must be installed and then started.
AYS licenses are based on the number of users that may simultaneously connect to an individual database.