User’s Guide

The Scorpion Watchdog - Resuscitator is a collection of applications and components designed to help the user with flexible application management on standalone machine vision systems running the Windows Operating System.

  • Scorpion Watchdog guarantees that your services are available 24 hours a day.
  • The program watch feature restarts any application in seconds.
  • You can restart your computer over tcp/ip from another computer or program

The built in Program Scheduler runs e.g. automatically scheduled backup every morning at five or restarts your computers / servers every week.

  • Increases the system availability close to 100%

  • Managing startup and shutdown sequences can be tricky on windows computers

    • Scorpion WatchDog sequences the startup in a strict manner.

    • By inspecting the built-in event-log with detailed information,

      • Resuscitator helps you understand what is happening on your servers/computers.
    • If working in a multiple screen setup, Resuscitator can keep an application in a fixed position on screen thus improving the overview.

This is just a few examples of the Resuscitator flexibility - because Scorpion Watchdog is a configurable tool - it does what you need it to do.

The Resuscitator in the startup group will normally use the following command-line option:

  • resuscitator shutdown.ini -hide

With this command line all applications defined in the ini-file will be started and resuscitator will hide itself. It is normal to configure the following programs:

  • Shutdown - enabling remote shutdown of the server
  • Server Control Panel - FindResuscitator used as a local server control panel

With the AutoLogon feature it is possible to extend Scorpion Watchdog not only to be a Startup Replacement but to be a Shell replacement. This means that Scorpion Watchdog is replacing the explorer shell and limiting the normal user’s access to the explorer functions.

Key Features

  • The program watch feature with automatic restart guarantees that your services are available 24/7
  • Automate backups and restarts
  • Keep an application in a fixed position on screen
  • Keep-alive to detect when an application has stopped
  • Completely kill any Windows application
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 both 32 and 64 bit operating systems

Applications in Scorpion WatchDog

  • Scorpion WatchDog - Resuscitator * a tool to ensure program availability on a machine running Windows
  • Find Resuscitator
  • The purpose of Find Resuscitator is to be a control panel for the Resuscitator Server program.

As shell replacement

On a standalone computer it is very handy to use Scorpion Watchdog as a Shell or Startup Group replacement. This means that all entries in the Startup Group are defined as applications in Scorpion Watchdog and replaced by one shortcut to Scorpion Watchdog.