How do I install the AYS Internet Utility as a service?

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.