PageGate Switching Run Styles Transcript
Welcome to the tutorial on how to switch PageGate's
In this tutorial, we'll be going over how to
change PageGate's run style from Application to
Windows Service and from Windows Service to Application.
Before we proceed, the following changes can
only be made on the PageGate Admin ON the server.
These changes cannot be made from any workstation
The first step is to run the PageGate Admin,
so go to your start menu, go to Programs, find
the PageGate program group, and left click on
Once in the admin, left click on the + next to
In the Program section, left click on Settings.
By default, PageGate runs as an application.
To change the program to run as a Windows Service,
move the dot down to Windows Service and click
When you do, the program will prompt you for
Before we proceed, PageGate is not asking for
credentials to any internal security portion of
the program. In order for PageGate to create the
system services, it needs to access a portion
of the Windows Registry that may be protected.
On most systems, you can use the built in system
account for Windows, which means you can leave
the username and password fields blank and left
click on Apply.
If, however, you are on a domain, you may need
to specify an administrative username and password
After clicking on apply, you should see a prompt
that tells you that it is verifying the account
information, Updating Services, then Switching
After the Switching Run Style goes away, if you
look next to the clock in Windows, you should
see an icon of a pager.
Left click on that icon and it will bring up
four options, the first of which is Start and
the last of which is Stop.
Left click on Start.
Since you're running PageGate as a Windows Service
now,t hat's the last time you have to do that.
From now on, the program will automatically start
itself when the computer is powered on.
To switch PageGate's run style back to an application,
go back into the Admin, then go back to the Program
- Settings section.
Under the Run PageGate As section, move the dot
to Application and click on Apply.
When it has finished switching the run style,
you should see the icon of the pager disappear
from the system tray.
When running PageGate as an application, you'll
need to manually start the PageGate Server each
time you want it to run by going to your start
menu, go to programs, find the PageGate program
group, and left click on PageGate Server.
That should put the icon back in your system
tray, indicating that the PageGate Server is running.
This concludes the tutorial on how to switch
the run style of the PageGate Server.
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