How to Configure the Rules Service on Windows

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To configure the Rules Service on a windows server computer:

1. Open the appropriate USoft Binder project, or create a new one.

See the USoft Binder Help for more information on USoft Binder.

2. Add a Rules Service item to the Binder project.
3. Open the Properties page of the Rules Service item.
4. Enter appropriate values for the Port nr., Start service at boot time, Peer Rules Service, and Hostname properties. For more information, refer to: Rules Service Start-Up Parameters.
5. Click the Configure button.

An Internet browser opens with the first configuration page. In these configuration pages:

· Specify the USoft application to serve, and the database account.


· Specify the number of Rules Engines to run.


· Monitor the Rules Engines that are currently running and the client computers that are currently connected.

For more information, refer to: Rules Service Configuration Parameters.

You can start  and stop the BenchMark profiler from the configuration screen of the Rules Service. You can find the options (Start and Stop Buttons) to do this on the last Rules Service configuration page, (the overview page). If you press the Start button, all engines will be stopped with the exception of the engine that is running BenchMark. If you then press the Stop button, all previously running engines will be restarted.


The Rules Service is a Windows service and services run by default under a special user: 'Local System'. This user has its own locale settings and it is difficult, and inadvisable to change them. To solve this problem, you should explicitly specify a user under which the service should run, and make appropriate locale settings for this user:

1. From the windows Start Menu, choose Settings, Control Panel, Administrative tools, Services.
2. Locate the Rules Service item, and open its Properties tab page.
3. Click the Log On tab page and explicitly specify a user (this must be an existing user).
4. In the Control Panel, choose Regional and Language options.
5. Make appropriate locale settings for this user.