The ADS (including the ADX) is a Metasys Server that runs on a computer platform and is installed within the Metasys network. With an ADS, you can provide a location to install the SCT and a location to send trend logs (Trend Studies), event logs (Alarm and Event Management), and audit trails (Audit Trail). The ADS can also be configured to take the role of the Site Director to coordinate system access and present data to the user in a web browser running on the same computer or connected over the LAN, WAN, Internet, or telephone line through a dial-up connection.
- Online/offline modes as explained here do not apply to the ADS. However, the ADS can be online and offline in the same sense as any other device on the network can be connected or disconnected from the network.
- You may need to change the Windows Defender tool settings on your operating system (OS) when using an ADS. Windows Defender is a spyware identification and removal application that is part of the OS. For Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8, this application is on by default. For Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012, this application is off by default. Windows Defender scans the OS for spyware every night at 2 A.M. If you expect heavy use of the ADS at this time (for example, due to trend collection), reschedule the scan to a time when the ADS is not as active.
- You may need to change the Disk Defragmentation settings on your OS when using an ADS. Disk Defragmentation is scheduled to run by default every Wednesday at 1 A.M. If you expect heavy use of the ADS at this time (for example, due to trend collection), reschedule the scan to a time when the ADS is not as active.