I just “rebuilt” an old machine to use as a network file server to store backups from other machines, MP3s, and the like. It’s running XP SP3 and, of course, CIS. When I boot the machine, the CIS client doesn’t start. The behavior is:
CMDAGENT.EXE starts as a service
CFP.EXE (the client) does NOT start automatically.
Because the client (CFP.EXE) doesn’t start, there’s no icon in the system tray to right-click on to do stuff. I must manually start the client.
I could toss the thing into the Windows Start folder but this leaves the client open on the screen after boot.
I’ve been using CIS for several years now on a number of machines and, to date, have never seen this happen. I can’t find anything on the forums on the web-at-large explaining/solving the issue.
Did the clean install as suggested. The client started at boot, so that problem seems, for the moment, to be solved.
A quick side question: When I did the original install, I axed GeekBudd and Dragon, neither of which I will ever use and neither of which I particularly want on my system. Can these be uninstalled without affecting CIS in general? Or could the deinstallation of these previously have caused my client start-up problems?
You should be able to uninstall GeekBuddy and Dragon (via the standard Windows Add/ Remove links) without there being any problems with CIS. Using other Uninstall methods (Revo Uninstaller, etc.) is anyone’s guess though …