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Distributed Disk Services

Distributed Disk Services
Foundation 23.1

If you want your Distributed Disk Services server to be run as a service, you must install the OnBase DDS server service. Installing the server as a service ensures the server will always be running, even when a user is not logged in.


The Distributed Disk Services Server must be started as an administrator under Windows User Account Control for the installation to be successful. To launch an application as an administrator, right click the executable (DDSServer.exe ) and select Run as Administrator. You are prompted to enter the administrator's user name and password before proceeding.


If DDS is already running as an application, the service will not start once the installation is complete.

To install this service:

  1. Copy the DDSServer.exe server executable to a server where the Disk Group copies are stored.
  2. Create a shortcut to the executable and append the -configmode switch to the Target of the shortcut.
  3. Right-click the shortcut and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Under Service Controls, select Install Service.
  5. Input any desired command line switches into the Command Line field.
  6. Under Server Settings select Set Command Line and exit the Server Settings.
  7. Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. The Computer Management dialog box is displayed.
  8. Expand Services and Applications.
  9. Select Services. The Services window is displayed.
  10. Right click the Hyland DDS Service entry and select Properties.
  11. On the Log On tab, select This account.
  12. Enter the user name and password of the service account you created.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Start to start the service, then close the Services window.

    The DDS icon is only displayed in the system tray if the service account is set to System and the Allow service to interact with desktop check box is selected.