Installing and Removing nnCron LITE

To start nnCron LITE 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 LITE program group of Windows Start menu).

In Win9/ME, nnCron LITE 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 LITE is started as a system service (cron) on system startup - see Starting and Stopping nnCron LITE.

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 LITE service, run uninstall_svc.bat in the program's home directory (it won't uninstall the application itself). You can also start nnCron LITE without starting the service. In order to do that, use "-ns" key in the command line. To install nnCron LITE service again, run install_svc.bat in the program's home directory.

The most convenient way to manually start nnCron LITE service is to run batch file startcron.bat. To unload nnCron from the computer memory you can run stopcron.bat.

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

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