WxRemote Help > WxListener
This monitors the local installations of watchDirectory and watchFTP, and listens and responds to remote commands sent from WxRemote Control Center via WxConnectionManager.
Available as a command line program or as a Windows service, WxListener must be installed on each computer that you want to remotely monitor. The host computer must already have an installation of WatchDirectory and/or WatchFTP installed.
To install WxListener
- Run downloaded program installation.
- Choose "WxListener" from the list.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
To edit WxListener configuration with user interface
- Use the WxConfig program
To edit WxListener configuration manually
- In the install directory (C:\Program Files\WxTools by default), locate and open the file WxListener.ini. You easily find it by choosing Explore Install Directory from the Windows Start menu program group.
- Edit the file to ensure that it points to the correct locations of the directories where WatchDirectory and WatchFTP store their settings.
Locating the directories
For WatchDirectory: In the Control Center, select Tools, Explore Task Directory.
For WatchFTP: Make sure no WatchFTP task is selected, then, in the Control Center, select View, Task Directory.
- If WxListener is sharing a computer with WxConnectionManager, edit the .ini file to make them use different TCP ports.
- Make any other changes in the .ini file, e.g. the LogDirectory setting (enter something in the form "C:\WxTools\Logs").
To run WxListener as a Windows Service
- Start the file WxL_Install.bat once. This adds a program to the Windows Services applet.
- Run WxL_Start.bat to start it.
NB: If uninstalling the Windows Service version of WxListener, be sure to "unregister" it from the Windows Services applet first: Run WxL_Stop.bat to stop it running, then WxL_Uninstall.bat to unregister the service.
To run the command line version of WxListener
- Double-click WxListener.exe.