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0005835SUMoNew Featurepublic2020-02-04 22:11
Reporterjohnldove Assigned ToKyle_Katarn  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformLaptop PCOSWindowsOS Version10
Product Version5.10.8 
Target VersionShort term 
Summary0005835: Start SUMo at the login screen
DescriptionThis is a necessary feature of remote software.
If it is possible and desirable, please start the SUMo service when the PC gets to the Login Screen.
Currently, you must log on for SUMo to be started and begin reporting status.
This would make it easier to monitor the status of SUMo, even for those PC's that have rebooted (because of updates, for example). At present, you have to log into every remote PC and log in for SUMo to start and report.
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2020-02-04 22:11

reporter   ~0003848

What's the relation to which remote software?
What's the relation to the login screen?

You know that at least since Windows 8, it is configurable when the login screen shall appear. This change in Windows feature sets was made to allow the login screen long before Windows boot has finished. The boot performance monitors I've seen on Windows don't relate to the login screen but to some later event, still before all startup events have been processes by Windows. And even when SUMo becomes a Windows service, you'll be able to configure to some extent which services may start before and which afterwards, resp. which service startup may get delayed how much.

When the login screen appears after start of Windows boot, no user is logged in. So how do you define what SUMo service shall do and how it shall do it as it doesn't know yet which users configuration of SUMo to use. You remember that Windows became a multi-user operating system so it is common that various family members will use the same computer at home, each with his own user account. And as no user is logged on so soon in the boot process, where shall SUMo send its report as it will be without GUI? Do you want it to send its report to Windows events in application category?

I can't imagine the portable version of SUMo to run as service. For the installed version, it may become possible but needs better specification for what to do and which configuration to use.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-01-28 17:55 johnldove New Issue
2020-01-28 18:51 Kyle_Katarn Project SUMo Online => SUMo
2020-01-28 18:51 Kyle_Katarn Target Version => Short term
2020-01-28 18:52 Kyle_Katarn Assigned To => Kyle_Katarn
2020-01-28 18:52 Kyle_Katarn Status new => acknowledged
2020-02-04 22:11 wolf Note Added: 0003848