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Hi all

 

I want to be able to start and stop Apache from 2 separate Windows XP Desktop shortcuts. For the life of me I've tried various paths and settings within the shortcut but keep on getting errors on trying to run Apache. I am running Uniform Server v3.3 and the path is via "F:\WAMP\UniServer_v3.3".

 

Any help with the shortcut's 'Target' and 'Start in' settings would be much appreciated.

 

Many thanks

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On my Win2000 system, the start directory/folder is the location of the batch file server_start.bat. The target directory is the location of the uniform server installation which in my case is the same.

 

start: C:\Program Files\...\Uniform Server\Server_Start.bat"

target: "C:\Program Files\...\Uniform Server\Server_Start.bat"

 

Notice that these are NOT the, as yet, unmounted drive which will be recreated by the batch file.

 

I'm going to guess that your "F:\WAMP\UniServer_v3.3". may be the actual installation folder?

 

WOMM

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Leave all files where they are suppose to be.. no file is to be moved around... just because the server is mobile does not mean you can put Server_Start.bat anywhere you want :lol:

 

Right Click on [File Name] > Send To > Desktop (Shortcut)

 

That should make a good shortcut for you and with that, you can copy and paste where ever you want.

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Leave all files where they are suppose to be.. no file is to be moved around... just because the server is mobile does not mean you can put Server_Start.bat anywhere you want :lol:

 

Right Click on [File Name] > Send To > Desktop (Shortcut)

 

That should make a good shortcut for you and with that, you can copy and paste where ever you want.

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Thanks for the feedback. I have tried what you have suggested to create an Apache shortcut, but get the following error message when I run it:

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C:\Documents and Settings\kirkzeus>"F:\WAMP\UniServer_v3.3\diskw\usr\local\apache2\bin\Apache.exe"

Syntax error on line 69 of F:/WAMP/UniServer_v3.3/diskw/usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf:

ServerRoot must be a valid directory

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The desktop's shortcut's "Start in" has the follwoing contents:

"F:\WAMP\UniServer_v3.3\diskw\usr\local\apache2\bin"

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks again.

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Can anyone please help here as I have tried various ways of setting up a shortcut to start Apache but still keep on getting the same error message "ServerRoot must be a valid directory"

 

Many thanks

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I have no idea what it is you guys are doing, but this is like the easiest thing to do on the computer.

 

Right Click [server_Start.bat or Disk Start.vbs] > Send To > Desktop (create shortcut)

 

It will make the shortcut for you... Then, you can copy it anywhere you want. I have tried this on more than 3 computers now and works perfect so i do not know what you guys are doing wrong.

 

Make sure that in the Properties of the Shortcut, the 'Start In' variable is set to the main location of the file!

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Thanks for the reply.

 

Unfortunately this isn't quite what I want to do.

 

Yes, I want Apache to start but I do not want the web browser to start up as well. All I want is for Apache to start without any windows being displayed, although I don't mind a short pop up to appear then disappear immediately.

 

Thanks

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Then edit the Start.bat and put a comment tag ";" before the command to start IE and open the location.

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Yes it works!!!

 

Thank you very much

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