Before You Begin

If you want to launch a GUI application on your Windows agent systems from the Automate Schedule browser, you must be running the Automate Schedule Agent Transponder.

Note: Skybot Scheduler has been renamed to Automate Schedule and is now part of the Automate suite of products.. The existing Skybot Scheduler features and functionality are the same; only the product name has changed.

Necessary permissions

You must be logged on to the agent system as an administrator to start the Agent Transponder. Additionally, you must have the following user rights in the Local Security Policy for the agent system:

  • Act as part of the operating system.

    Act as part of the operating system properties dialog box.
  • Replace a process level token.

    Replace a process level token properties dialog box.

If you're an administrator on the system, but don't have the above rights, you'll see a message asking if you want to set the rights for the user who is currently logged on. Click OK to set the rights or Cancel to exit without setting any rights. If you set the rights, you must log off and log back on before starting the Agent Transponder again.

If you wish to set the rights yourself, you can do so by opening the Administrative Tools on the Windows agent system. Then, go to Local Security Policy > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.

Starting the Automate Schedule Agent Transponder

The Agent Transponder can be easily started from the Windows Start menu. It's under Help Systems > Automate Schedule Agent Transponder on the Start menu.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps to start the Agent Transponder:

  1. Browse to C:\Program Files\Help Systems\Automate Schedule Agent\bin\Win32.
    On 64-bit Windows systems, browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Help Systems\Automate Schedule Agent\bin\Win32
  2. Double-click Automate Schedule Agent Transponder.exe. A system tray icon appears when the Agent Transponder is running.

If you plan on running Windows Desktop Application jobs regularly, we recommend that you start the Agent Transponder automatically when Windows starts by adding a shortcut to the program to the system Startup folder. To find the Startup folder:

  • For Windows 7 and later, and Windows Server 2008 and later:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • For Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Stopping the Automate Schedule Agent Transponder

To stop the Agent Transponder, right-click its icon in the Windows system tray; then, click Exit Agent Transponder.

 


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Last Modified On: March 21, 2017