Installation on Windows Server

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abhishek
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Installation on Windows Server

Post by abhishek » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 am

Hi,
I'm using Afanasy to render Maya-2017 files on a Windows-server based render-farm, It does work but most of the times, Maya crashes and it leaves Afanasy in a dead position, only showing the Maya crash dialog and then I need to restart the afrender in order to re-submit any job on that blade.

Can you please help me find out if its Windows-Server OS which might be creating the issue or it could be something else.

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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by timurhai » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi.
As far as i understand, you are talking about afrender client on windows, not about afserver.
Showing any dialogs along with a graphics session generally on a render farm is not a good work-flow.
But it works on windows normally. And our studio has some windows clients too, with a logged-in graphics sessions.
For annoying dialogs there is a:
http://cgru.info/afanasy/render#windows_must_die
Add a dialog name there and it will be closed by afrender.

But the best work flow is Linux afserver and afrenders with no graphics sessions at all.
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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by abhishek » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your reply, yes I am using afrender on a windows machines as rendering client.
So, what should I exactly mention in the "af_render_windowsmustdie" configuration? is it process name of the crashed application?

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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by timurhai » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:05 am

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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by abhishek » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:57 pm

I checked and the title of the window shows. "Application Error" and the content show "maya.exe has stopped working.", I've updated the config's windowmusdie section with "Application Error". Is this correct?

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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by timurhai » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:24 pm

I do not know.
You should edit windowmusdie for an afrender client (afserver does know nothing about it).
And restart afrender after each edit to reread changed config.
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Re: Installation on Windows Server

Post by abhishek » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:49 pm

Ok, Thanks.

I did update the config on afrender machines.

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