CompanionLink Professional is an application that can sync data across all your devices. CompanionLink Professional can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

CompanionLink Professional Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Note: Rather than making 8 versions of this HOWTO for all the various Companion Link applications, this HOWTO is just focusing on the Professional version since that one includes all devices. If you are using any of the other versions, substitute the information to your version.

Download the latest CompanionLink Professional files from here.

Install the CompanionLink Professional application. By default it is installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\CompanionLink\

Start the application manually first to configure all the devices you want to sync with. Also click "Advanced Sychronization" button from the main CompanionLink window, select the "Auto Synchronization" tab and choose a synchronise schedule.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your CompanionLink Professional running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run CompanionLink Professional as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to CompanionLink Professional or specify which CPU or core CompanionLink Professional will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs). You must change the "Job Type" to "Global Job", otherwise when CompanionLink Professional is restarted, the child processes will not be terminated properly.

Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as CompanionLink Professional doesn't respond to it.

Now click on the OK button to install and start CompanionLink Professional!