ROTATELOGS.EXE Command Prompt Windows May Appear on ProLiant Servers Running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000 Server if the HP System Management Homepage is Allowed to Interact with the Desktop


After logging onto the Microsoft Windows operating system on a ProLiant server running the HP System Management Homepage (SMH) Version 2.1.3 (or later), the ROTATELOGS.EXE command prompt may appear on the screen if the SMH has been configured to allow interaction with the desktop. When this occurs, one or two smaller command prompt windows will appear with messages similar to the following:

<drive> :\hp\hpsmh\bin\rotatelogs.exe

The command prompt window messages do not affect the performance or functionality of the server or of the SMH and can be ignored.


Any ProLiant server configured with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (any edition) and the HP System Management Homepage (SMH) Version 2.1.3 (or later) when SMH is allowed to interact with the desktop.


To prevent SMH from interacting with the server desktop, perform the following:

  1. Click on Start-> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services.
  2. Click on "HP System Management Homepage" Properties.
  3. Click the "Log On" tab.
  4. Uncheck "Allow service to interact with desktop."
  5. Click on "Apply" and then click "OK."
  6. Restart the HP System Management Homepage service.


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