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 ====== Synchronet Control Panel (Windows) ====== ====== Synchronet Control Panel (Windows) ======
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 +The Synchronet Control Panel is a Windows GUI application for controlling and monitoring the various Synchronet servers and services with built-in chat, user editor, configuration,​ and other conveniences for the Synchronet sysop. 
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 +{{:​monitor:​sbbsctrl.png?​500|Synchronet Control Panel screen shot}} 
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 +===== Executable ===== 
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 +The Synchronet Control Panel is a native Windows executable program. 
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 +The executable file is: ''​[[dir:​exec]]/​sbbsctrl.exe''​ 
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 +===== Configure ===== 
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 +The control panel may be used to enable/​disable and configure the various [[:​server:​|Synchronet Servers]] with GUI dialogs, launch the [[util:​SCFG]] utility with the BBS->​Config menu option: 
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 +{{:​monitor:​sbbsctrl_configure.png|}} 
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 + (or Configure->​BBS tray icon option), and edit the various [[:​config:​text files]], [[:​config:​INI files]], [[:​config:​CFG files]], and [[:​config:​filter files]] used by Synchronet. 
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 +==== Wizard ==== 
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 +A configuration wizard can be launched with the BBS->​Configure menu option to take the new sysop through the primary configuration settings required to run Synchronet, one page at a time. 
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 +{{:​monitor:​scfgwizard.png?​300|Synchronet Configuration Wizard}} 
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 +The wizard is started automatically the first time the control panel is executed after installation. 
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 +==== Settings ==== 
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 +The control panel configuration settings are stored in the Windows Registry key:\\ ''​HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swindell\Synchronet Control Panel''​ 
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 +These settings may be exported to or imported from a ''​[[config:​sbbsctrl.ini]]''​ file (e.g. for moving control panel settings to another computer) using the File->​Export settings and File->​Import Settings menu options. 
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 +Many of the Control Panel settings are modified via the File->​[[monitor:​sbbsctrl:​Properties]] menu item. 
 +===== Customize ===== 
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 +The fonts and colors used in the various monitoring windows are sysop configurable via the File->​Properties->​Customize menu. 
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 +The control panel may also be used to edit the Synchronet BBS ''​[[custom:​text.dat]]''​ file and [[custom:​menu files]]. 
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 +===== Windows Services ===== 
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 +The control panel may be used to control and monitor in-process servers and services or to control and monitor the Synchronet Windows Services (for Windows NT-based operating systems, including XP, Vista, and Windows 7).  
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 +Certain features (e.g. chat) are currently not available when using the control panel with Synchronet Windows Services. 
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 +See [[ntsvcs|Synchronet Windows Services]] for details. 
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​monitor:​|Monitoring]]   * [[:​monitor:​|Monitoring]]
 +  * [[:​monitor:​sbbsctrl:​Properties]]
 +  * [[:​monitor:​sbbscon|Synchronet Console (sbbs.exe)]]
  
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