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CompanionLink Professional is an application that can sync data across all your devices.

FireDaemon Pro. This allows you to start and run the application automatically when Windows boots and before login. FireDaemon Pro also allows you to start multiple instances of the application, monitoring them and automatically restarting those instances in the event they crash. FireDaemon Fusion can also be used to manage your CompanionLink Professional service, plus other Windows services via your web browser.

CompanionLink Professional Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Step 1: Download CompanionLink Professional

  • Download and install CompanionLink Professional from here.

Step 2: Configure CompanionLink Professional

Configure any syncs you want set up. Then from the main window at the bottom left corner click "Advanced", go to "Advanced Settings tab" and set "Auto-Sync" to Every 5 minutes.

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Step 2: Set Up CompanionLink Professional as a FireDaemon Pro Service

Rather than making 8 versions of this guide 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 and install FireDaemon Pro. Double click the FireDaemon Pro icon on your desktop, then click on the New (i.e. +) button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl + N) to create a new service.:

FireDaemon Pro Example Service Program Tab

The most important field on the tab is the Parameters. The Parameters define the initial setup of your server. The full parameter list should be as follows:

  • -process Starts syncing on startup.

Next, click on the FireDaemon Pro Settings tab:

FireDaemon Pro CompanionLink Professional service settings

Enter appropriate values in the fields on the Settings tab as follows:

  • (Optional) Logon Account: Enter the Windows account under which the application is to be run, e.g. the current user account.
  • Password / Confirm Password:  Enter the logon account's password twice.
  • (Optional) Interact with Desktop: Interact with Desktop: If this setting is enabled (default), the applications' output messages can be seen in the console window on Windows Session 0. To switch to Session 0, it may be necessary to install FireDaemon Zero and ZeroInput. Alternatively, this setting may be disabled, in which case the application's messages will be hidden.
  • (Optional) Priority: To allocate more CPU time to the application, select a higher scheduling priority in this field.
  • (Optional) CPU Bindings: To run the application on a specific CPU, specify the appropriate CPU in this field.

Step 6: Verify that CompanionLink Professional is Running Correctly

CompanionLink Professional's status can easily be checked on the main FireDaemon Pro Services List - look for a Running Status value and a numeric Process ID (PID) value.

FireDaemon Pro Services list

If the service's Interact with Desktop setting is enabled, CompanionLink Professional status can also be verified by switching to Windows Session 0 to view CompanionLink Professional's messages.

FireDaemon Pro Services list