If the CMS is interfering with your system please report that as a bug, with details of the security software. DS itself can’t start the CMS as it doesn’t have admin rights, but there are shortcuts in the Start menu (for Windows, I can’t recall where they are for a Mac) which you can use to manually start and stop the service.
I’m using the default system security for WinXP SP3, with Avast as my scanner.
I’m a bit surprised there aren’t any options for controlling how CMS runs, like other background apps that can be controlled via their associated control panel extensions, as I’m not sure about Win7 or 8 - but XP doesn’t have any regular system configuration options that would allow a service to be included in the event a specific application being executed.
But, as you say - a batch file for running DAZ would work, although using the older DOS PIF batch shortcut extension I believe might still work in XP and does have that functionality in the properties for the application shortcut.
So, I’ll try that - unless of course setting the service to on demand should still have the desired effect right? So when you exit DAZ and the service is no longer being used it would exit by itself(theoretically).
Although, the main reason I asked the question was to find out why it was keeping my SS & log off sequence from happening!
Does it use an event or state that windows thinks the system is active all the time? Hence no suspend or SS event ever gets issued.