What is a service?
A service is a software that runs in the background, normally cannot open any windows, and is started even when no user is logged in. Services are used for automated tasks, for example on servers.
Services exist only under Windows NT, 2000 and XP. If you use Windows 95, 98 or ME, you cannot use Easy2Sync as Service because these operating systems do not support it.
Should I use a service?
If you are not sure: No. Services are difficult to handle because they normally cannot display windows. Therefore, requests or error messages cannot be displayed (only in the log file).
Only use Easy2Sync for Outlook as service if it is important for you that the synchronization is done completely automatically, even after a reboot and without somebody logging in.
Does a service synchronize differently?
Slightly. Easy2Sync for Outlook allows you to configure when a request should be issued and which things should be done without request. Since a service cannot issue a request, such files will simply be skipped.
I want to use Easy2Sync as service. What should I do?
Configure the timers in your tasks, as you wish. You should also configure the options for asynchronous files (last page in each Task Properties). Check the options for the requests and the service options on the page “Automation” in the Options.
In the service menu: First, activate the checklist. If everything is correctly checked, install and start the service.
See also: Typical Problems: The synchronization does not start automatically