Suggestion: config for "hide the program to the system tray"

Started by Terence

Why SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager don't have a config for hide the program to the system tray?
Barry

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   22 January 2006, 00:05

The Bandwidth Manager runs as a service (IE - always running).

You only start the GUI when you want to make/edit/delete rules or view stats. Otherwise the program keeps running in the background, doing its work silently.
Terence

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   22 January 2006, 00:20

oic, thanks~
firas

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   19 March 2006, 23:55

i installed BM on all my network systems with password to prevent user to access it, but later i knew that users can stop the BM from the system services in the control panel......
so how can i prevent users from stopping the bandwidth manager ? i'm using windows xp and 2000 prof.
SoftPerfect Support forum - Andrew avatar image

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   20 March 2006, 00:08

Revoke administrative privileges from those users. This is the only way.
Willy

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   21 March 2006, 19:11

I would like to be able to have separate settings for each user as they log on. My wife needs different permissions or access than my children. The 17 year old wants more access than the 12 year old needs. Can it be done?

Thanks.
SoftPerfect Support forum - Andrew avatar image

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   21 March 2006, 21:00

The manager works apart from interactive users, but with some workaround, yes it is possible:

1. Open a command console (Start - Run - cmd.exe)

2. Create the necessary rules for your wife using the bandwidth manager GUI

3. At the console type: net stop bwmserviceb (this will stop the bandwidth manager service)

4. Copy the file rules.dat from the bandwidth manager folder to something else (e.g. wife.dat)

5. At the console type: net start bwmservice (this will start the bandwidth manager service)

6. Repeat the steps 2-5 until the necessary configurations are done

7. Now it is the time to create startup scripts for each user. For your wife, you could create a file called wife.bat to be placed in her startup folder C:\Documents and Settings\wife's user name\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. This .bat file should something like that:
net stop bwmservice
copy /Y C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager\wife.dat C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager\rules.dat
net start bwmservice

8. Repeat the previous step until you have done everything

The general idea behind that is to substitute the bandwidth manager configuration 'rules.dat' for each user when he/she logs on.
Willy

Re: suggestion for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager   22 March 2006, 11:54

Thanks very much. I'll do that tomorrow.

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