Agent Settings Dialog Agent->Preferences Page

Agent Settings Dialog Agent->Preferences Page

The Agent->Preferences page contains advanced settings for the IncrediBuild Agent:

Agent State

On system start-up

Determines whether the Agent becomes enabled when the machine boots up. The following options are available:

  • Enable Agent Agent always starts off in the "Enabled" status.
  • Disable Agent Agent always starts off in the "Disabled" status.
  • Keep last Agent state Agent starts off in the status that was active in the last system shutdown.

Enable Agent Scheduling

Allows the Agent to be automatically enabled and disabled in predefined hours. This can be useful, for example, for enabling the Agent outside standard work hours.

Screen Saver

Enable screen saver detection

Determines whether the Agent detects screen saver activity. When this feature is used, screen saver CPU activity is considered idle CPU activity, improving the Agent's chances of getting assigned to remote builds. Furthermore, the following changes in behavior take effect during screen saver activity:

  • Tasks (compilation and others) running on this Agent always use a high priority thread, improving performance.
  • A "Screen saver running" indication appears for that Agent in the Coordinator Monitor.
    Important note: On some versions of Windows NT, screen saver activity detection may be unreliable. See the "Release Notes" document in the Start menu for more information.

Enable Agent while screen saver is running

Determines whether the Agent automatically becomes enabled when the screen saver starts, even if the Agent is disabled. When the screen saver activity stops, the Agent resumes its "Disabled" status. This option is available only when the "Enable screen saver detection" option is selected.

Version Update

Ask for user confirmation before a remotely initiated version update is performed.

Select this option to specify that version updates only run after manual confirmation. It is recommended to leave this option unselected.

Windows Firewall

Don't show Windows Firewall related messages.

Select this option to prevent IncrediBuild from suggesting to open IncrediBuild ports in MS Windows Firewall on this machine.