Difference between revisions of "Configuring NEOSYS on Windows 10"

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== Installing NEOSYS on Windows 10 ==
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==Installing NEOSYS on Windows 10==
  
 
32 bit Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (NOT 64 bit) will run and serve NEOSYS fine.
 
32 bit Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (NOT 64 bit) will run and serve NEOSYS fine.
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32 bit Windows Home is not fully suitable because it does not have IIS web server. NEOSYS processes will run on Windows 10 Home 32 bit but IIS will have to be configured on another computer with access to the NEOSYS folders via a share. The computer running IIS could be any version of Windows including 64 bit.
 
32 bit Windows Home is not fully suitable because it does not have IIS web server. NEOSYS processes will run on Windows 10 Home 32 bit but IIS will have to be configured on another computer with access to the NEOSYS folders via a share. The computer running IIS could be any version of Windows including 64 bit.
  
=== Get NEOSYS process running ===
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===Get NEOSYS process running===
  
 
#Open command prompt.
 
#Open command prompt.
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=== Installing IIS using Windows Features & enable NTVDM ===
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===Installing IIS using Windows Features & enable NTVDM===
  
#Search for 'Windows features' in the Windows search bar and open 'Turn Windows features on or off'  
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#Search for 'Windows features' in the Windows search bar and open 'Turn Windows features on or off'
 
#Check and expand 'Internet Information Services'
 
#Check and expand 'Internet Information Services'
 
#Expand 'World Wide Web Services'
 
#Expand 'World Wide Web Services'
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#Check 'ASP'
 
#Check 'ASP'
 
#Click OK
 
#Click OK
#Also navigate to Legacy Components and tick NTVDM.  
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#Also navigate to Legacy Components and tick NTVDM.
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[[image:Win10checkASP.jpg]]
 
[[image:Win10checkASP.jpg]]
  
=== Turning off Windows Smartscreen Protection ===
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===Turning off Windows Smartscreen Protection===
  
 
Even if Windows Defender is switched off, Windows Smartscreen will also block various NEOSYS files just for fun so it must be switched off as follows.
 
Even if Windows Defender is switched off, Windows Smartscreen will also block various NEOSYS files just for fun so it must be switched off as follows.
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#Disable all the sections on this page
 
#Disable all the sections on this page
  
Make sure to logout of administrator and login again afterwards (perhaps even needs a complete reboot) for the new settings to actually take effect.
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Make sure to log out of administrator and login again afterwards for the new settings to actually take effect.
  
[[image:Win10smartscreen.jpg]]
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[[image:Win10smartscreen.jpg|link=Special:FilePath/Win10smartscreen.jpg]]
  
=== Excluding ntvdm.exe from Windows Defender ===
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===Excluding ntvdm.exe from Windows Defender===
  
 
Must be done otherwise performance according to FILESPEED is 10 to 20 times slower.
 
Must be done otherwise performance according to FILESPEED is 10 to 20 times slower.
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[[image:Win10exclusion1.png]]
 
[[image:Win10exclusion1.png]]
  
=== Running AREV.EXE in compatibility mode ===
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===Running AREV.EXE in compatibility mode===
  
 
#Right click AREV.EXE in \neosys\ folder
 
#Right click AREV.EXE in \neosys\ folder
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#Run with compatibility for Win95
 
#Run with compatibility for Win95
  
=== Configuring Windows Automatic Update ===
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===Configuring Windows Automatic Update===
  
 
#Use windows search bar to navigate to 'Local Group Policy Editor'.
 
#Use windows search bar to navigate to 'Local Group Policy Editor'.
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[[image:Win10setAutoRestart.jpg]]
 
[[image:Win10setAutoRestart.jpg]]
  
=== Enabling Task Scheduler History ===
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===Enabling Task Scheduler History===
  
 
Windows 10 has Task Scheduler history disabled by default, making it difficult to investigate scheduled task failures.
 
Windows 10 has Task Scheduler history disabled by default, making it difficult to investigate scheduled task failures.

Revision as of 10:35, 7 December 2020

1 Installing NEOSYS on Windows 10

32 bit Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (NOT 64 bit) will run and serve NEOSYS fine.

32 bit Windows Home is not fully suitable because it does not have IIS web server. NEOSYS processes will run on Windows 10 Home 32 bit but IIS will have to be configured on another computer with access to the NEOSYS folders via a share. The computer running IIS could be any version of Windows including 64 bit.

1.1 Get NEOSYS process running

  1. Open command prompt.
  2. Right click on window and select 'Properties'.
  3. Check "Use Legacy Console".

Win10legacyoption.jpg


1.2 Installing IIS using Windows Features & enable NTVDM

  1. Search for 'Windows features' in the Windows search bar and open 'Turn Windows features on or off'
  2. Check and expand 'Internet Information Services'
  3. Expand 'World Wide Web Services'
  4. Expand 'Application Development Features'
  5. Check 'ASP'
  6. Click OK
  7. Also navigate to Legacy Components and tick NTVDM.

Win10checkASP.jpg

1.3 Turning off Windows Smartscreen Protection

Even if Windows Defender is switched off, Windows Smartscreen will also block various NEOSYS files just for fun so it must be switched off as follows.

  1. Use windows search bar to search for "Smartscreen" and navigate to Reputation-based protection.
  2. Disable all the sections on this page

Make sure to log out of administrator and login again afterwards for the new settings to actually take effect.

File:Win10smartscreen.jpg

1.4 Excluding ntvdm.exe from Windows Defender

Must be done otherwise performance according to FILESPEED is 10 to 20 times slower.

  1. Use windows search bar to navigate to 'Virus & threat protection', 'Virus & threat protection settings'.
  2. Scroll down to subheading 'Exclusions' and click on 'Add or remove exclusions'.
  3. Click + button and add process "ntvdm.exe".

Note that excluding folders or file extensions does not fully restore file speed to NEOSYS whereas excluding process ntvdm.exe does.

Win10exclusion1.png

1.5 Running AREV.EXE in compatibility mode

  1. Right click AREV.EXE in \neosys\ folder
  2. Properties
  3. Compatibility tab
  4. Run with compatibility for Win95

1.6 Configuring Windows Automatic Update

  1. Use windows search bar to navigate to 'Local Group Policy Editor'.
  2. Expand 'Computer Configuration'.
  3. Expand 'Administrative Templates'.
  4. Expand 'Windows Components'.
  5. Scroll down & expand 'Windows Update'.
  6. Double click on 'Configure Automatic Updates'.
  7. Check 'Enabled'.
  8. In drop down menu choose the "4 - Auto download and schedule the install" option.
  9. Then choose the required Scheduled install day e.g. "1 - Every Sunday".
  10. Time by default is set to 3:00.
  11. Click apply and then OK.
  12. Double click on "Always automatically restart at the scheduled time".
  13. Check 'Enabled'.
  14. Click apply and then OK.

Win10setAutoUpdate.jpg

Win10setAutoRestart.jpg

1.7 Enabling Task Scheduler History

Windows 10 has Task Scheduler history disabled by default, making it difficult to investigate scheduled task failures.

To enable task history, on the Task Scheduler window click "Enable All Tasks History" under "Actions" as shown below.

Enablehistory.jpg