Server-side Components

Automation Server

Alloy Automation Server is a Windows service for running all automated tasks in Alloy Navigator. These are scheduled tasks or the tasks initiated at user’s request.

The Automation Server requires a significant amount of system resources. When your organization has more than 1000 computers or there are more than 5 technicians working with Alloy Navigator, we recommend that you install the Automation Server on a dedicated server computer, separate from your Microsoft SQL Server instance for the Alloy Navigator database.

NOTE: This does not mean the server computer must be exclusively dedicated to hosting the Automation Server. For details, see Installation Guide: Server Machine Requirements.

You configure and register the Automation Server using the Automation Server Manager. You can start the Automation Server Manager as follows:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the Automation Server Manager icon (see Introducing Alloy Navigator Components);

  • From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Alloy Software > Alloy Navigator 8 > Tools > Automation Server.