|In order to have Postcast automaticly start at boot - meaning without having to logon you can use a utillity(2 executables) from the NT4 resource kit.(works fine with both NT4 and WIN2k)
The resource kit comes with a site license, so if your has a license you can freely use it on any server.
If you cant locate the cd you can download it from tons of sites - just search for instsrv.exe and srvany.exe ;-)
They are pretty easy to use but involves at bit knowledge about registry editting..
Read the readme-file delivered with srvany.exe for the details
Here the steps involved:
1) put srvany.exe some where permante in your filesystem,
fx. "c:\Program Files\PostCast 2\service\"
2) use instsvr.exe to create a service for starting postcast.
C:\instsrv.exe PostCast "c:\Program Files\PostCast 2\service\srvany.exe"
3) go into the controlpanel, services and
alter the preferences for the new service(postcast) to:
Logon as administrator
(important - if postcast is started as localsystem it will not have priviledges to communicate over the internet.)
Change the service to start automaticly.
4) enter the registry editor and put in the entries (min 2) as specified in the readme-file.
Now it should start automaticly.
NOTE: If you want to bring up the Postcast GUI,
you'll have to kill the postcast.exe process otherwise a second one will be running and I have no idea what kind of complications what could give.