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EoStar Scheduler Plugin

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This plugin was designed to automate various common eoStar tasks.

There are two parts to this plugin:

  • The DLL file that is added as a plugin in eoStar.
  • The scheduler service, which is an independently-installed Windows service.

In order for a user to access any of these screens, the correct permission must be given using the slider bars on the Access Records Panel on the Employee Records.

It Added:

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Scheduler Service

The scheduler service is a Windows service that is intended to be installed once. It is best to install it on the SQL server. Periodically, the service will poll the server for a list of tasks from eoStar. If it determines that any are scheduled to run, then it will do so and provide any feedback in the event log.

Notes:

  • The service can run on multiple machines, but it is unneeded.
  • The service should automatically start up when Windows starts, as long as it's set to "Automatic" in the management panel.
  • Issues will show in the "Error" or "Warning" icons in the event log.
  • Schedules will be kept based on the system time of the database server, rather than the time on the scheduler machine or other clients.
  • The service installs some DLLs into the Rutherford / Program Files subdirectory. It also installs a configuration file which needs to be directed to the location of your eoStar database.

How-To Install the Scheduler:

  1. Double click SchedulerSetup.msi.
  2. Follow the prompts.

How-To Configure the Scheduler:

  1. From the desktop, click the Start menu.
  2. Select My Computer then Local Disk.
  3. Select the folder Program Files, then Rutherford.
  4. Open the folder eoStar Scheduler.
  5. Open the file EoStarScheduler.exe.config in a text editor, like Notepad.
  6. Next to "connectionString=" , fill in the configuration settings appropriate to your database.
    a. Server
    b. SQL Login
    c. SQL Password
    d. Database Name
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  7. When finished, save the changes.

How-To Start the Scheduler:

  1. From the desktop, click the Start menu.
  2. Right click on My Computer, and select Manage.
  3. The Computer Management popup will appear. Under Services and Applications, select Services.
  4. Select eoStar Scheduler.
  5. Click the hyperlink Start.

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How-To View Issues and Information with eoStar Scheduler:

  1. In the Computer Management Popup, under System Tools and Event View, select Application.
  2. Double click on an event to view information on it.

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