On Windows NT, you can configure Monitor Server to start automatically on reboots. See “Setting up the automatic start-up service” for instructions.
If Monitor Server does not start automatically, you can start it manually with any of these methods:
The Windows NT Control Panel’s Services window. The start-up user must be an Administrator.
A batch (.bat) file containing the start-up command and parameters. The Sybase installation procedure creates a default .bat file in $SYBASE\install\RUN_sqlServerName_MS.bat, where sqlServerName is the name of the Adaptive Server being monitored. Sybase recommends that you invoke the batch file from a command-line shell utility (such as the MS-DOS prompt) rather than double-clicking on it in File Manager. The command-line shell utility captures start-up error messages, if any occur, whereas the File Manager does not.
The start-up command typed directly from a command prompt window. The name of the Monitor Server executable file for Windows NT is monsrvr.exe.
If Monitor Server is running on the Sybase Central machine, you can start it in Sybase Central. Right-click the Monitor Server icon, and choose Start from the menu.
When you use a .bat file or a command-line command to start Monitor Server, the server process is linked to your current login account. When you log off, the server shuts down.
For production systems, Sybase recommends starting Monitor Server using the Windows NT Control Panel Services Manager. When started as a service, Monitor Server persists across logins. Also, you can configure Monitor Server to start automatically on reboots.