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GUI not displaying

Printed From: LogSat Software
Category: Spam Filter ISP
Forum Name: Spam Filter ISP Support
Forum Description: General support for Spam Filter ISP
Printed Date: 15 December 2018 at 3:44am

Topic: GUI not displaying
Posted By: njtech
Subject: GUI not displaying
Date Posted: 19 November 2008 at 11:42am

We've had SpamFilter ISP Enterprise for a while now on a server we access with Remote Desktop using the /console option. Just starting this morning, we've not been able to access the GUI for SpamfilterISP. We've tried restarting the Spamfilter service, restarting the physical server itself, and updating the Spamfilter binaries to the latest version. There are no other sessions open through Terminal Services, and we've never encountered this issue before.

How can we go about regaining access to the GUI?

Thanks in advance,

Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 21 November 2008 at 8:00pm

There are no known issues with the GUI not being displayed, as long as you are able to view the server's actual screen/console. The GUI will sometimes appear in the system tray, or it can be minimized on the task bar. Is there any chance that the screen reaolution is set to a small value (ex 800x600 or lower), which could cause some icons to be hidden? Other than the GUI problem, is SpamFilter operating normally? Is there any chance you can email us at support at a screenshot of the remote desktop contents so we have an idea of what you're seing?

Roberto Franceschetti" rel="nofollow - LogSat Software" rel="nofollow - Spam Filter ISP

Posted By: njtech
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 9:57am

Sorry for the delay in responding, but we were finally able to track down the issue. It's rather silly, but it turns out that the newest version of the Remote Desktop client has removed support for the /console switch. If you want console access in that version, the only way to get it seems to be to by way of the /admin switch. Kind of a major change to be done to a client so old with no apparent benefit.

Anyway, Spamfilter is working normally (and has been the entire time, apparently), and we again have access to the GUI. Thanks for looking into it.


Posted By: yapadu
Date Posted: 17 January 2009 at 11:58pm
Just found this thread before creating my own post.  I've been running spamfilter for a couple of years, on Windows 2003 Web edition, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 R2.  I've had problems with all of them at one time or another.

When running Spamfitler in service mode -sometimes- I am not able to get the icon to show in the tray.  I know it is running because I can telnet to port 25 but can't view what is actually going on (errors etc.).

If I stop the service I can always run it standalone and it works fine...

Are there any tips to getting the icon to show all the time?

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