You can use a Microsoft Management Console snap-in to administer Boomerang settings remotely from your computer or directly on the host computer where Boomerang Services are deployed via RDP connection. For more information on configuring Boomerang for remote access click here
The Boomerang MMC snap-in allows you to:
- Connect to servers where Boomerang Services are installed
- Manage Boomerang database connection settings
- Manage Boomerang Services run-time parameters
- Start/stop and change security for Boomerang Services
- Add, remove Boomerang Print Service printer objects and configure default printing preferences
- Add, remove Boomerang Fax Service fax objects and configure default page preferences
- Automatically update CODE_FILE as you manage printer and fax server objects
- Browse and filter Boomerang Services Windows Application event log
- Monitor activities
Each one of the five services is represented by a branch with corresponding icon. In addition to this you will also find the service log containing all events occurred from each of the four services. General settings and service specific settings will be displayed on the right hand side of the console once chosen.
Changing the Service Account
During the installation a service account is assigned and will be shown under Properties (right click on the server node and select Properties.) After changing these settings the services needs to be restarted to the new credentials to be used. Please note that the account specified needs to have full access to log-on and all objects in the Boomerang database.
General and SMTP settings
Expand server machine node, in the sub-tree click once on Print node, then expand it. Click Printers node underneath Printer node. You should see all printers currently attached to Boomerang Print Service.
To add new printer right-click anywhere in the white space within the printer list, or hit Connect Printer icon in the toolbar at the top of the console. In the pop-up dialog either use the look-up tree to explore network printers or simply type-in the full printer path in case you know it.
The printer should display driver-specific default printing settings dialog similar to this. Choose appropriate settings and click on OK. The printer is now added to Boomerang Services and will use default print settings which you just specified.
To remove existing printer, highlight it in the list first, then right-click and select All Tasks -> Remove. Alternatively you may hit Remove Printer button in the toolbar at the top of the console or simply hit Del button on your keyboard. Confirm the warning pushing OK button.
Change Printer Properties and Settings
To modify properties for existing printer right-click the printer in the list and choose Properties. Alternatively simply double-click the printer in the list.
In the printer properties dialog you can update description and remarks properties which are then saved to CODE_FILE when either Apply or OK button is pushed. Remarks 1 and 2 may be used by end-user applications in any arbitrary way, such as specify printer purpose and toggle visibility.
To change default printing preferences right-click specific printer in the list and choose All Tasks -> Preferences. Default driver-specific printer settings dialog will show.
The Activity node will show past usage for all or any of the available services. Activity may be monitored by hour, day, 30 days or 365 days. To monitor activities left click on the activity icon. The chart below shows incoming Twitter messages over the last 24 hours.
To change what information to plot right click on the Activity icon and select Properties. Set Range, Source and Series and click on OK or Apply. Auto-refresh is by default set to off. When set to off the chart will only update if the Activity node is selected or by right clicking activity node and selecting Refresh. Auto-refresh set to Slow will update the chart every 10 minutes, set to Fast every 10 seconds.