Friday, August 31, 2007

Weather Radio Recall

On August 29, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Oregon Scientifc, announced a voluntary recall of four models of Oregon Scientific Weather Radios. Details are provided on the CPSC Website

Sunday, August 12, 2007

WxControl - Remote Operation

If you are wanting to run WxControl remotely and cannot get it to connect to Weather Message Server, the following information may be helpful.

1) If you get an error 5 Access Denied, you have a security / authentication problem. See if you can create the same user name and password on both computers. The next Weather Message beta will reduce the security requirements for the server. That may also address the problem.

2) Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003's firewall may disable remote access to named pipes. Try opening port 445. Here is a Microsoft article that discusses SQL Server, but the information applies to opening port 445. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839269

3) See if named pipe security has been enabled - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925890

If you have to use one of these means to obtain access, let me know what you did and I will see about automating the procedure.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Service Controller now available

I have completed the initial work on the Weather Message Server Service Controller. This application will allow you to monitor Weather Message Server when it is running as a service. It will also allow you to monitor a remote Weather Message Server even if it is not running as a service. I am sure there will be requests for refinements, however, it fulfills the basic need to monitor the server.

This gets another request off my list that has been there for some time. Version 3.2 contains a number of good enhancements that have required quite some time to implement. After some clean up work, I will be making other changes.