The Automation Server is a Windows service that run various automated tasks you define in Alloy Navigator Express. Typically, the Automation Server and the Settings App are installed on separate computers. The Automation Server icon in the Settings App status bar indicates the status of the Automation Server:
- the Automation Server is running
- the Automation Server is stopped or not installed
You can start, stop, and restart the Automation Server as follows:
On the computer where the Automation Server is installed, launch the Alloy Automation Server Manager. You can start it from the Alloy Control Panel or using the Start menu.
Enter the name or IP address of the SQL server that hosts your Alloy Navigator Express database, provide your Alloy Navigator Express administrative credentials, and choose the database name.
View the server status at the top of the window.
Use the Start, Stop, or Restart buttons for starting, stopping, or restarting the Automation Server.
You can view any errors related to starting and using this service in Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Application (the service's source name is
TIP: You can also manage the Automation Server using the MMC Computer Management snap-in (go to Services and Applications > Services > Alloy Automation Server and click Start/Stop/Pause/Resume).