Re: GTO CP3 connection problem via COM port in Windows 10


Bill Long
 

I agree that software should not have to run as admin. In the case of Voyager, that is where things are at. 


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> Besides the philosophical discussion here -- which I agree with, these folks are right that Voyager needs to run as
> admin per the developer. The licensing portion of the software and the integrated Web Dashboard UI have
> requirements on that, and a few others.

I suspected that. The developer has chosen a licensing scheme that requires administrative access. It is nothing to do with
communication to astronomy equipment. Running a web UI/API does not require administrative rights either. This sounds like
some poor design decisions.

-Ray Gralak
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Long
> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:19 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 connection problem via COM port in Windows 10
>
> Besides the philosophical discussion here -- which I agree with, these folks are right that Voyager needs to run as
> admin per the developer. The licensing portion of the software and the integrated Web Dashboard UI have
> requirements on that, and a few others.
>
> Lets not derail the discussion though. It needs to run this way, and if everything else one needs runs as Admin it
> will work just fine. I have imaged for hundreds of hours with AP mounts, APCC, PHD2, SkyX, and Voyager all
> running as admin.
>
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> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:13 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 connection problem via COM port in Windows 10
>
> > There are good number of people I know of uses Voyager running as admin with A-P mounts and A-P V2
> > ASCOM driver without issues like myself. Developer of Voyager said that Voyager must run as admin.
>
> Other ASCOM applications don't need to be run as administrator, and in fact should not need to be run as
> administrator. The only exception is that sometimes an application needs to run *once* as administrator to
> complete registration.
>
> So what requires Voyager have to run as administrator? Certainly if it is just talking to an AP mount it does not
> need to run as administrator. Cameras neither, because other applications (e.g. SGPro and SkyX) do not need to
> run as administrator that access cameras, filter wheels, domes, weather stations, plate solvers, etc.
>
> -Ray Gralak
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Nagy
> > Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:00 PM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 connection problem via COM port in Windows 10
> >
> > There are good number of people I know of uses Voyager running as admin with A-P mounts and A-P V2
> > ASCOM driver without issues like myself. Developer of Voyager said that Voyager must run as admin.
> >
> > I suggest Henry create a new thread at Voyager forum. There was a similar issue reported at Voyager forum and
> > this is one example and hopefully this will fix it for you:
> >
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> > 10/1162/8
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> > Scroll down to about 9/13 as shown at right side. Here is one of the snippet:
> >
> > "A Teamviewer session with Leo has fixed all the problems! I am very grateful. For posterity, the problem with the
> > web server is to do with the port. For some reason on my PC the port I need to use is 8081, not the default 80.
> Leo
> > figured out the problem so its all working fine now!"
> >
> > Read the whole thread.
> >
> > Peter
> >
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