The steps below are for Access ACS clients with ACS for Windows installed locally or on a network.
If your church uses ACS OnDemand, see Scheduling Tasks to learn more about scheduling uploads.
When you schedule an upload, Access ACS uploads your ACS data at the time that you select. With this feature, you can schedule uploads to run when you are away from the office so they do not interfere with your productivity.
For Windows to run the scheduled upload, your computer must be turned on. You should also run the process with highest privileges.
When Access ACS performs a scheduled upload, it uses the upload options that you selected for the previous manual upload. If you want to change what information you want to upload, you must first perform a manual upload. Once the manual upload is complete, all scheduled uploads will use these settings. If you are updating search results, you must rerun searches.
Once a scheduled upload begins, you cannot customize it. To verify that your scheduled upload occurred, view the Update Log.
- On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.
- Under Administrative Tools, select Task Scheduler.
- Under Actions (on the right), select Create Basic Task.
- Enter the name of the task (For example, Access ACS Schedule Upload), then click Next.
- Select the Trigger for the event and click Next.
- Select the date and time for the task to run, then click Next.
- Select Start a program for the task, then click Next.
- The Program/Script command should read C:\WINACS\ACSExport.exe. (or, you can click Browse to select this).
- At the Add arguments command, enter -autorun and click Next.
- Select Open the Properties dialog for this task when I click Finish (This lets you change the settings) and click Finish.
- In the Task Properties window, select Run whether user is logged on or not. Click OK.
- If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, select Run with Highest Privileges. This lets the acsexport process upload data.
- Enter your Windows network user name and password, then click OK.
On the Settings tab, Stop the task if it runs for 72 hours and 0 minutes is selected by default.
Since Windows does not start one task if the previous one is already running, we recommend setting this option to 4 hours on any Windows install.
Locking your Workstation
You may find you have to leave your workstation computer while an upload runs. If you have to do that, we highly recommend you lock the computer instead of signing off. This ensures all network connections are still intact and the upload will complete correctly.
- On the keyboard, press CTRL + ALT + Delete at the same time.
- Click Lock Computer.