This document describes how to start and use LANCAPI on a Windows server and without having previously logged on to the server as a user.



1) Configuring LANCAPI:

1.1) Open the configuration dialog for LANCAPI by right-clicking on the icon in the task bar and selecting the option Properties.

1.2) On the General tab, select the option Start the CAPI service at startup. The LANCAPI driver (rcapi.sys) will now start automatically at startup.

You can optionally make further configuration settings on the tabs Network, Options and Advanced.

1.3) Close the LANCAPI properties dialog with the OK button.

1.4) At the next system reboot, the LANCAPI driver will start automatically.

2) Creating an entry for a LANCAPI service:

In the second step of the configuration, an entry for LANCAPI must be created in the Windows Services manager.

Windows requires this entry in order to start the LANCAPI application (rcapi.exe) without a user having to log on to the operating system after boot up.

To create the entry for the service, we shall use the free software RunAsSvc:

RunAsSvc.exe RunAsSvc.exe Readme.txt Readme.txt

2.1) Copy the file RunAsSvc.exe into a directory on your local hard disk (e.g. C:\ Program Files).

2.2) Launch the application RunAsSvc.

2.3) In the field Service name enter a descriptive name for the service (e.g. LANCAPI).

2.4) In the Path to executable field, you must enter the file path to the application rcapi.exe. By default, this is the path C:\Program Files\LANCOM\LANCAPI\rcapi.exe.

2.5) Accept your entries with OK. This creates the service entry.

2.6) Open the Windows Services Manager and check whether the entry has been created. Make sure that the Startup type for the service is set to Automatic.

2.7) Restart your system. This concludes the steps required for the configuration.