Many Thanks - now the solution I searched for is available!
@GeorgeP: until now you had to start Markus' version with autostart or the taskscheduler. With Eres version you can start the fan-tool as a running service. For this you have to run the fantool_service.exe with the parameter -i once. After that fantool is installed as service.
Thanks, but I'm still unclear on the advantage to running as a service vs autostart.
Running as service:
- does not require the user to have admin privileges (only needed during installation)
- starts up before the user has logged in
- hassle free
- doesn't exit if user logs off
In addition my version uses a different way to read the temperatures avoiding problems with getting readings and has a couple of bug fixes too.
Yepp - now it works - it's the solution I searched for (a couple of weeks now)!
- uasage without admin privilleges
- works when no one is logged in
- icon in the systray - changes can be done from admins and non-admins
Do the following with admin permission - after re-start no admin permission are needed for this issue any more.
(1) Download and extract http://www.kolumbus.fi/emaijala/fancontrol_service.zip
(2) copy winio.dll and winio.sys to the new directory
(I've taken the latest versions from http://www.internals.com
, the compiled files are in folder Release
within the zip file)
(3) execute fancontrol_service.exe -i (fancontrol_service.exe /? shows the help) from the command line
(4) My changes in the fancontrol.ini:
(5) restart Windows
Alternatives I tried out:
I tried it with RunAsSvc (http://www.pirmasoft.com/runassvc.php
) which seems to work - but without icon in the systray - so there was no control while it is running.
Another alternative was MachMichAdmin - but this needed to type in the Admin's password all the time when starting manually
emaijala - Do you maintain this in the future or will your release now merged into the 'offical' release?