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Installing WallWatcher on Windows Home Server

by on Dec.10, 2010, under Technology

Here are some notes about installing WallWatcher on Windows Home Server:

  1. Don’t install; there is no install, just extract the program files and libraries.
  2. Don’t put on the C:\ drive
    • In case you have to re-install Windows Home Server put the WallWatcher files on another drive instead.  I created a “Program Files” folder on my D:\ drive and put them in there.
  3. Configure WallWatcher to store log files to a Shared Folder you can access from another computer.
  4. Setup WallWatcher to run as a service using srvstart.exe.
    1. Close WallWatcher application.
    2. Put “srvstart.exe” and “srvstart.dll” in a folder called “srvstart” in D:\Program Files.
    3. Create an INI file named “srvstart.ini” in “D:\Program Files\WallWatcher”.  Paste in the following:

      [WallWatcher]
      startup=D:\Program Files\WallWatcher\WallWatcher.exe
      startup_dir=D:\Program Files\WallWatcher

    4. Go to Start > Run.  Enter the following:

      “D:\Program Files\srvstart\srvstart.exe” install WallWatcher -c “D:\Program Files\WallWatcher\srvstart.ini”

    5. Go to Start > Run.  Enter the following:

      services.msc

    6. Locate the new “WallWatcher” service.  Right-click and select Properties.


    7. Select “Automatic” for Startup Type and click Start.  Click OK.

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    Using WallWatcher with DD-WRT

    by on Oct.13, 2010, under Technology

    I just installed WallWatcher on my Linksys54G router running DD-WRT.

    I recommend setting up static IP address for MAC address the computer you’re installing DD-WRT on, if you haven’t already.

    Settings needed in DD-WRT:

    Services tab, Services sub-tab:

    SNMP section:

    SNMP: Enable
    Location: Unknown
    Contact: root
    Name: dd-wrt
    RO Community: public
    RW Community: private

    System Log section:

    Syslogd: Enable
    Remote Server: [IP address of the computer you’re installing WallWatcher on]

    Security tab, Firewall sub-tab:

    Log Management section:

    Log: Enable
    Log Level: High

    Settings needed in WallWatcher Options:

    Router tab:

    Router: DD-WRT

    Bandwidth tab:

    Collect bandwidth usage: checked
    From: snmp
    Every: 30 sec (you can change this if you’d like)

    SNMP OID’s section:

    UpTime: 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0
    Received: 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.10.8
    Sent: 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.16.8
    Community: public

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