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Title:
TSM: Windows: Running TSM Scheduler automatically at start up
Synopsis:
How can I configure the TSM scheduler to run automatically at start up?


Solution:

For TSM Version 5 for Vista
You must be logged into the computer as Local Administrator (not just as a user with administrator privileges). Download the appropriate setup file to install the Scheduler and update your Options file from the TSM Administration Page.

For TSM Version 4 in Windows XP and Windows 2000
You must be logged into the computer as Local Administrator (not just as a user with administrator privileges). Download the appropriate file to install the Scheduler and update your Options file from the TSM Administration Page.

Click on this executable (from your desktop or wherever you saved it) to automatically make the necessary changes to your DSM.OPT. When completed, your machine will be connected to the correct TSM server. To complete this, you must have the four critical pieces of information required to install the software to begin with, which are:

  • Nodename of your computer (for students, the nodename is netid.student)
  • Your TSM Password
  • Your TSM Port setting
  • TCP Server Address setting

Your first back up will be done automatically overnight, as long as you leave your computer on - you should log out of your profile to have the registry backed up. You must leave your computer on overnight for it to be backed up. Once the scheduler is set up, the machine gets the default scheduler window, which is 6:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. If you need the hours of the operation to be narrowed on either side by an hour or two, please e-mail the TSM administrators. Alternately, you can request the schedule on the server to be removed, and you can run back ups manually when you choose.

To backup your computer manually please see:
http://kb.princeton.edu/9264

Last Updated:
October 19, 2009

Solution ID:
3746