That means CMS definitely isn’t running or is being blocked. If you shut down DS4 and go to Start > Programs > DAZ 3D > DAZ Content Management Service > Start CMS, then restart DS4, do you have anything in Categories?
Yeah, have admin rights, and ran it in administrator mode too, when trying to start it up.
And nope, rebooting makes no difference.
Not sure what else to try. Could it be because I had Bryce 7.1 and Hexagon installed w/ Daz 4.0, and didn’t uninstall all three when I upgraded to Daz 4,5, that CMS broke? I did uninstall 4.0 and CMS, then installed 4.5, so figured that was enough.
Actually, only under task manager it said something about denying access.
I get this: ‘The operation could not be completed. Access is denied.’ When trying to run it under task manager.
If I run it normally, it does boot up, and says it is starting… but doesn’t actually start. Besides running it in administrator mode, not sure what other user rights are needed. It’s sort of weird. I initially thought maybe my firewall was blocking it somehow, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Yeah, I thought so too originally. But under my firewall permissions, it’s set to allow CMS and Daz.
I checked it again just now, and think there is something to it though.
I disabled my firewall completely, started Daz… nothing.
I disabled my firewall, manually started CMS, then started Daz… no smart content, but now I have a categories section. And under task manager, it’s listed as running.
I enabled my firewall again, started Daz, and now CMS has shut down.
So… it does seem to be firewall related, but since I already set it to allow CMS/Daz to do what it wants to do, not entirely sure what I need to set here.
Tested importing metadata with the firewall off, and manually starting CMS… all is good. Smart Content shows up, finally.
And I am using Avira Security 2012 for my firewall.
So… any ideas what I need to set so my firewall doesn’t block CMS? I gave Avira permission to allow CMS/Daz already. Is there some port access or some hidden thing I need to set?
Oh, and I found a bug (which I expect the developers know of, but will mention anyway)—did a quick test render, but it was taking too long, so I switched to a slower speed, but I guess I didn’t close the previous render window ... and then the program sort of crashed on me.
I’m a sorry but I do not have the Port ID the CMS uses, I think you might be hitting a conflict over that Port ID. If more than one Program calls the port the first call will LOCK with your firewall active and the call by CMS later could be seen as an attempt to hack the port thus your Firewall blocks that call. I’m sure it can be fixed but I do not use the program you do. I’m just glad the issue has been pin pointed. I hope others can help you solve the problem.
EDIT: Some programs claim a port as Exclusive so the second call by CMS even when allowed will not open the port.
You can change the port number in the ini file. The ini file resides in the same place as the executable.
If you suspect another application is locking the port, changing it in the ini file should allow it to run. Also, if you change it, it would be a good idea to pick a number and configure Avira to allow CMS to use that port before you restart. And for a restart, I mean…reboot, after making the changes.
I would make this change…
; Non-secure port to listen. 0 - not listen. ; Port=15432 Port=27997
; Non-secure port to listen. 0 - not listen. Port=15432 ; Port=27997
The alternate port is included in the ini file, so it’s just a matter of removing the ‘;’ in front of it and placing the ‘;’ in front of the ‘active’ port.