The WorkgroupShare server can be configured to run as a Windows service or as an executable. This is decided when installing the server and can be changed at any time by running the setup program once more. When started as a Windows service the WorkgroupShare server process starts up as soon as the computer is booted and before anyone logs on to the computer. When started as an executable the WorkgroupShare server process starts from a shortcut in the Startup folder, when someone with the necessary permissions logs on.
If you installed WorkgroupShare to run as an executable program:
The presence of a WorkgroupShare server icon in the system tray will indicate if the server program is running. If it is not, click Start, Programs, WorkgroupShare and choose Start WorkgroupShare. (Note: If you do not have a shortcut for ‘Start WorkgroupShare’ under the WorkgroupShare program group then WorkgroupShare is probably configured to run as a Windows service).
If you installed WorkgroupShare to run as a Windows service:
Note that the icon is not present when runnig as a Windows service and so this cannot be used to indicate if the server is running. Go to the Services applet in Control Panel (Administrative Tools). Locate the WorkgroupShare service, right click on it and choose Start (use the start button in NT4). Alternatively, click Start, Run and type ‘net start WorkgroupShare’.
WorkgroupShare should now be running. If WorkgroupShare fails to start make sure your trial period has not expired or that you have not created too many user accounts. In the Administrator click View, Summary.
If you need confirmation that the service has started refer to the following FAQ.
How do I check if the WorkgroupShare server is running?