ETP service and desktop-search setup question

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ETP service and desktop-search setup question

Post by Phobos » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:57 pm

my setup is as follows:

'Everything' 1.4 x64 on a windows server machine with etp service installed (Everything.exe -install-client-service).

i connect to it from other machines via "-connect ...".
this works fine.

now if i'm on the windows server machine and want to use 'Everything' i have to use "-instance Desktop ..." param. this creates a new config and a new *.db. (it throws an error of i just try to start everything.exe without -instance; etp server already running).

is there another/better way to run this? without having 2 seperate everything.db and config files.

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Re: ETP service and desktop-search setup question

Post by void » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:24 am

Thank you for your feedback Phobos,

On the server, you would need to connect to the Everything ETP server as you would on a client.

There is no user interface when running Everything as a client service.

Or, copy the portable Everything.exe to another folder and launch that. Unfortunately, this will create a separate Everything.db and config files.

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