Configuring the NXPowerLite Windows Service

NXPowerLite uses a windows service to manage and perform the file-optimization process. This service is configured with an account (LOCAL SYSTEM by default) to enable optimization of data residing locally on most server configurations. However, if you have a non-standard security model or you wish to optimize data that resides on external devices, then the service may need to be configured with an account that has FULL permissions (Read/Write/Update/Delete) to the following folders:

  • All the folders selected for optimization 
  • The '%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Neuxpower\NXPowerLite for File Servers v9' folder on the installation server\machine 
  • The TEMP folder of the local machine
  • Installation folder (usually:C:\Program Files (x86)\NXPowerLite for File Servers)
  • Registry hive:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Neuxpower\NXPowerLite Fileserver\9.0
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Neuxpower\NXPowerLite Fileserver\9.0

To configure the service:


Open NXPowerLite for File Server Dashboard and choose Windows Service... option under the Configure menu item.



without starting NXPowerLite for File servers:

  • Open services.msc 
  • Double click "NXPowerLite File Server" 
  • Switch to the "Log On" tab 
  • Select the "This account:" radio button 
  • Enter details of an account permissions as described above 
  • Click "OK" 
  • Right-click on the NXPowerLite File Server service and select "Restart" from the menu 

If you are configuring NXPowerLite to access a Novell NetWare installation via eDirectory, please see this support page or the updated page from Novell

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