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Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Yves Laroche
 


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

To take this a step further, here is a hypothetical thing that could occur:
  • Voyager is opened (Admin mode)
  • You connect your gear in Voyager
  • Voyager spawns the AP 2v Driver (in Admin mode) which then calls APCC (in Admin mode)
  • Voyager (if told to) will open PHD2 (Admin mode) and connect to the Admin context driver, and life is good.
Now, if you do not have Voyager opening PHD2 for you, and you open it yourself, PHD2 (unless you tell it to run as Admin) will run in User Mode context, and when you connect to your mount in this scenario -- a second driver will spawn as the process does not have access to the Admin mode driver already running.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Voyager runs in Admin mode, so anything it launches or opens will run in the same context (Admin). 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of craig.young.m8@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:46 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

I had the same problem.  Fixed it by NOT connecting to the ASCOM driver in APCC.  So you connect to the mount but do not connect to the driver.  Then, when Voyager and all other programs connect to the ASCOM driver it is automatically opened and they all connect to it.

Also, in APCC, in the Virtual Ports tab you will see 4 ports.  Port 1 (COM11 on my system) is used by the APCC ASCOM driver.  Port 2 (COM12 on mine) is used by external programs.  Both should be created but only the second one is used.

Craig


Re: Fiery Lobster Nebula

Terri Zittritsch
 

Wow, that’s a stunning image, such dramatic vivid color and contrast!   


Terri

On Sep 22, 2019, at 12:35 AM, slawomirlipinski@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I thought it won't hurt sharing - my image of the Lobster Nebula taken from the the tropics with a 4" and Mach1 caught judges attention in this year's Insight Astrophotographer of the Year competition - it is the seventh image from the top: https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/galleries/2019/stars-and-nebulae

And a direct link: https://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/Fiery%20Lobster%20Nebula%20©%20Suavi%20Lipinski.jpg

Cliear skies
Suavi



Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

Voyager runs in Admin mode, so anything it launches or opens will run in the same context (Admin). 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of craig.young.m8@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:46 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

I had the same problem.  Fixed it by NOT connecting to the ASCOM driver in APCC.  So you connect to the mount but do not connect to the driver.  Then, when Voyager and all other programs connect to the ASCOM driver it is automatically opened and they all connect to it.

Also, in APCC, in the Virtual Ports tab you will see 4 ports.  Port 1 (COM11 on my system) is used by the APCC ASCOM driver.  Port 2 (COM12 on mine) is used by external programs.  Both should be created but only the second one is used.

Craig


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Craig Young
 

I had the same problem.  Fixed it by NOT connecting to the ASCOM driver in APCC.  So you connect to the mount but do not connect to the driver.  Then, when Voyager and all other programs connect to the ASCOM driver it is automatically opened and they all connect to it.

Also, in APCC, in the Virtual Ports tab you will see 4 ports.  Port 1 (COM11 on my system) is used by the APCC ASCOM driver.  Port 2 (COM12 on mine) is used by external programs.  Both should be created but only the second one is used.

Craig


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

Yes it is running as admin if it says "Elevated".

Granting UAC permission to install something is not the same as its context in which it runs afterwards.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Yves Laroche' yves.laroche@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:40 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Hi Ray,


My APCC is working with an "Elevated" description at the upper left window side.  Does it mean that is running "as administrator"?

Another thing...I always installing my software "as administrator".  Does this install the software the same as running it "as administrator"?  Thanks!!! 

Regards,
Yves



Le 22/09/19 00:18, "'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]" a écrit :

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Yves Laroche
 


Fiery Lobster Nebula

slawomirlipinski@...
 

Hi all,

I thought it won't hurt sharing - my image of the Lobster Nebula taken from the the tropics with a 4" and Mach1 caught judges attention in this year's Insight Astrophotographer of the Year competition - it is the seventh image from the top: https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/galleries/2019/stars-and-nebulae

And a direct link: https://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/Fiery%20Lobster%20Nebula%20©%20Suavi%20Lipinski.jpg

Cliear skies
Suavi


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

There is no other way the double driver scenario could happen though. If these are truly the only steps taken, that is:

> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver

The bolded one is where an application differed in terms of user context, and launched a second instance of the AP V2 Driver. 

When you opened any of these were you presented with a UAC window asking you to provide consent for the application to run? If so, that application was running in Admin mode.



From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:25 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Well if it ever happens again I'll be sure to take a screen shot, but I assure you neither APCC nor PHD2 were run as an admin.


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:22 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Very easy to determine, take a screenshot of the two drivers and APCC Window and I bet one of them will show it is running as an admin. So, whatever program attempted to launch the second driver (PHD2 in this case) was running in a different user context. The screenshot will tell us which one is doing it. 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:20 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

OK and I did definitely NOT run either APCC or PHD2 with admin privs.

So I am back to square one and don't know what went wrong.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:17 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

steven ho
 

Well if it ever happens again I'll be sure to take a screen shot, but I assure you neither APCC nor PHD2 were run as an admin.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:22 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Very easy to determine, take a screenshot of the two drivers and APCC Window and I bet one of them will show it is running as an admin. So, whatever program attempted to launch the second driver (PHD2 in this case) was running in a different user context. The screenshot will tell us which one is doing it. 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:20 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

OK and I did definitely NOT run either APCC or PHD2 with admin privs.

So I am back to square one and don't know what went wrong.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:17 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

Very easy to determine, take a screenshot of the two drivers and APCC Window and I bet one of them will show it is running as an admin. So, whatever program attempted to launch the second driver (PHD2 in this case) was running in a different user context. The screenshot will tell us which one is doing it. 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:20 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

OK and I did definitely NOT run either APCC or PHD2 with admin privs.

So I am back to square one and don't know what went wrong.


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:17 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

steven ho
 

OK and I did definitely NOT run either APCC or PHD2 with admin privs.

So I am back to square one and don't know what went wrong.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:17 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

Ray is correct.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:17 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
> both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
>
>
> If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?
>
> Thank you!!
>
> steve
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
> groups3@... [ap-gto]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
> open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
> an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".
>
> While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
> administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
> administrator".
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
> >
> >
> >
> > I open APCC
> > connect to mount in APCC
> > connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> > Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
> >
> > Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
> be
> > allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> > Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
> >
> > I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
> network.
> > Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
> >
> > When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> > everything runs like it should.
> >
> > I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> > call me frustrated.
> >
> > Steve
> > retired software developer.
> >
> > p.s. I am running windows10.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Re: Question about the Mach2 and the Polemaster

Terri Zittritsch
 

I believe you order the ap900 pole master adapter.   If you look on the features List, it’s one of the features listed almost to the bottom.  


Terri


On Sep 21, 2019, at 7:09 PM, marfig1970@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

I have a question about the new Mach2 and the use of the Polemaster. The website mentions that it is supported and appears in a render. But do you need some kind of special adapter or is it enough with the adapters that come with the Polemaster? 


Thanks,


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

The user context the application runs in is non-system/non-admin even if you are an admin on the machine. 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?

If the above is  true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?

Thank you!!
steve


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> I open APCC
> connect to mount in APCC
> connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
>
> Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should be
> allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
>
> I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same network.
> Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
>
> When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> everything runs like it should.
>
> I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> call me frustrated.
>
> Steve
> retired software developer.
>
> p.s. I am running windows10.
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Ray Gralak
 

Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?
This has been said a million times before but running an application on a Windows account with admin privs is *not* the same as
running the application "as administrator".

Running an application "as administrator" runs the application under a special Windows account different from your user account.
Running "as administrator" gives an application many more privileges to which the application shouldn't need access.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1718-run-as-administrator-explained/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:49 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Ray I have Windows Pro and have always been an admin on my own machine, so are you saying I should not run
both APCC & PHD2 without admin level privs?


If the above is true, is there some way I can run them under my admin account without admin privs?

Thank you!!

steve


________________________________

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)'
groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will
open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when
an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as
administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as
administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



I open APCC
connect to mount in APCC
connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver

Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should
be
allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?

I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same
network.
Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.

When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
everything runs like it should.

I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
call me frustrated.

Steve
retired software developer.

p.s. I am running windows10.








Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Bill Long
 

If APCC is open as admin, Voyager should not do this.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Tony Benjamin' tonybenjamin@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:05 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
 

Also,

 

While we are at it….the Voyageur software program is automatically run as an Admin program and it too will also open up a second AP V2 driver – whether APCC is run as Admin or not – how do you resolve this problem?

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: September 21, 2019 9:00 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

 

 

Oh geez they were left out of the message. I will upload them to the file section.

 

 


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:58 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

 

[cid:8b5da32e-b354-4dbd-98cb-0b7caea96baf]



I think these two property boxes shows that they aren't run with admin privs? Or I am wrong?

steve





[cid:f009a49d-85b9-4acb-b6ee-5240b0440bbb]

________________________________
From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> I open APCC
> connect to mount in APCC
> connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
>
> Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should be
> allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
>
> I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same network.
> Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
>
> When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> everything runs like it should.
>
> I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> call me frustrated.
>
> Steve
> retired software developer.
>
> p.s. I am running windows10.
>
>
>
>
>
>





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Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

Also,

 

While we are at it….the Voyageur software program is automatically run as an Admin program and it too will also open up a second AP V2 driver – whether APCC is run as Admin or not – how do you resolve this problem?

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: September 21, 2019 9:00 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

 

 

Oh geez they were left out of the message. I will upload them to the file section.

 

 


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:58 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

 

[cid:8b5da32e-b354-4dbd-98cb-0b7caea96baf]



I think these two property boxes shows that they aren't run with admin privs? Or I am wrong?

steve





[cid:f009a49d-85b9-4acb-b6ee-5240b0440bbb]

________________________________
From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> I open APCC
> connect to mount in APCC
> connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
>
> Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should be
> allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
>
> I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same network.
> Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
>
> When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> everything runs like it should.
>
> I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> call me frustrated.
>
> Steve
> retired software developer.
>
> p.s. I am running windows10.
>
>
>
>
>
>





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Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

steven ho
 

Oh geez they were left out of the message. I will upload them to the file section.



From: ap-gto@... on behalf of steven hoffman stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:58 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
 
[cid:8b5da32e-b354-4dbd-98cb-0b7caea96baf]



I think these two property boxes shows that they aren't run with admin privs? Or I am wrong?

steve





[cid:f009a49d-85b9-4acb-b6ee-5240b0440bbb]

________________________________
From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open
>
>
>
> I open APCC
> connect to mount in APCC
> connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
> Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver
>
> Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should be
> allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
> Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?
>
> I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same network.
> Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.
>
> When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
> everything runs like it should.
>
> I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
> call me frustrated.
>
> Steve
> retired software developer.
>
> p.s. I am running windows10.
>
>
>
>
>
>









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Re: Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open

steven ho
 

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I think these two property boxes shows that they aren't run with admin privs? Or I am wrong?

steve





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From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:13 PM
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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



Hi Steve,

APCC creates two virtual ports, one each for two instances of the AP V2 ASCOM driver. The first instance will open if the application opening the driver is run in your regular user account. The second instance will open when an application (e.g. PHD2) has been run "as administrator".

While this is a feature that no other ASCOM telescope driver has, it is not recommended to run applications "as administrator". Thus, assuming you didn't run APCC as administrator (don't!), you should not start PHD2 "as administrator".

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] Two instances of Astro-Physics V2 driver open



I open APCC
connect to mount in APCC
connect to Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC
Open PHD2 it opens a SECOND instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver

Now even if PHD is doing something wrong, I can't imagine two instances of the Astro-Physics V2 driver should be
allowed to open on the same computer. Am I wrong? Is there ever a situation where two instances of the Astro-
Physics V2 driver open on the same PC is legitimate?

I am running an AP-900 mount & an AP-1600 mount for the first time ever in the observatory, on the same network.
Each mount is controlled by a separate laptop, each are connected via TCP/UDP with two distinct IP addresses.

When I DO NOT open an instance of the Astro-Physics V2 driver in APCC and allow PHD2 to open an instance
everything runs like it should.

I get about two clear nights a year, software errors are bad.
call me frustrated.

Steve
retired software developer.

p.s. I am running windows10.