Installing and Removing nnCron

To start nnCron installation, double-click on the distribution file with your left mouse button. During the installation you will be asked to select the installation folder. Installation does not change any Windows system settings. All the files will be copied only to the folder you selected (except for the shortcuts which are automatically created in nnCron program group of Windows Start menu).

In Windows 9x/ME, nnCron creates an entry in the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) in the course of installation so that it starts automatically on the system startup. You can view and/or edit the list of your startup programs with the poorly documented Windows utility msconfig.exe. In WinNT/2000/XP nnCron is started as a system service on system startup - see Starting and Stopping nnCron. Crash Guard Mode.

In order to modify properties of a service, use Services dialog available under Administrative Options in Windows Control Panel. If you wish to remove the installed nnCron service, run batch file uninstall_svc.bat in the nnCron's home directory (it won't uninstall the application itself). You can also start nnCron without starting the service. In order to do that, use "-ns" key in the command line. To install nnCron service again, run install_svc.bat in the program's home directory.

The most convenient way to manually start nnCron service is to run batch file startnncron.bat. In order to unload nnCron from the memory you can run stopnncron.bat or click on Exit in nnCron pop-up menu (available by right-clicking the nnCron icon in system tray).

You can find shortcuts to all of the above-mentioned batch files in nnCron program group located in Windows Start menu.

To uninstall nnCron, go to Add or remove programs in the Control Panel. When updating nnCron to a newer version, you don't have to uninstall the previous installation—you can install the new version right over the previous one. nnCron's settings are stored in nncron.ini file, and the tasks themselves in crontab files. Keep these file when re-installing or updating nnCron or your operating system so that you don't have to fine-tune the program all over again. (See these notes for details).