With the "Launch service configurator" option selected, the Cinegy PCS configurator is launched automatically immediately after the installation is complete.

In the "Database" tab, the SQL connection settings should be set.

The Cinegy PCS uses its own database for storing the processing-related data: configuration settings, tasks queues, tasks metadata, etc. This database is independent and has no relation to Cinegy Archive.

You can also change the values to direct this service to a different database. If you are setting up a server cluster, you can use SQL Standard or Enterprise cluster instead.

Here configure the following parameters:

  • Data source – specify the existing SQL Server instance name using the keyboard. For example, for Microsoft SQL Server Express you can leave the default .\SQLExpress value; otherwise, define the localhost or the instance name.

  • Initial catalog – define the database name.

  • Authentication – use the drop-down list to select whether the Windows or SQL Server authentication will be used for access to the created database.

    With the "SQL Server Authentication" option selected, the required field becomes highlighted with a red frame; press the expand_settings_button button to expand the "Authentication" settings. Type in the username and password in the corresponding fields.



Having specified the database parameters, press the "Manage database" button. The following window will appear performing the database validation steps:


During the first run, the database validation will detect the database does not exist yet.


Press the "Create a database" button. Press "Yes" in the confirmation dialog to continue with the database creation. In the next window, the database creation stages are listed. Once the database is created, press "OK" to exit the window.

Having specified the database settings, press the "Apply" button to save them.

Go to the "Windows service" tab to proceed with configuration. Press the "Install" button to install the Cinegy PCS as a Windows service.


Once the service is installed, it should be started manually by pressing the "Start" button.

The status indicator will turn green meaning that the service is running.


In the settings section, define the login parameters and service start mode.

It is recommended to use the "Automatic (Delayed)" service start mode, which enables automatic service to start immediately after all the main system services have been started.