System Overview

There are two distinct portions of Beyond FTP:  The User Interface; and the System Services.  All are controlled from the Start menu and/or the system tray icon. The User Interface programs simply communicate with and configure the System Services.  The latter do all the work of processing scripts and transfers.  For this reason, you need not have ANY foreground user program running for Beyond FTP to accomplish its programmed tasks.

The User Interface consists of five programs.  The primary program is called simply Beyond FTP.  It is this program that is launched when you double click the system tray icon once the System Services are running.  It provides for drag and drop transfer functions and most system configuration functions.  This is where you will configure and test your Beyond FTP installation. 

Next, there is the Beyond FTP Script Editor (Editor) program.  This program allows you to create and manage your scripts that automate Beyond FTP.  It includes the Script Template capability that makes it easy to tailor the various example scripts to your particular needs.

Next, there is the Beyond FTP Script Status (Status) program.  This program displays the current status of the scripts the system is processing.  This includes the current schedule and the active scripts.  The display includes the script source with the actual actions that resulted from those source lines.

Next, there is the Beyond FTP Security Administrator (Security) program.  This program allows you to create accounts for remote Beyond FTP users.  Beyond FTP operates on multiple platforms and as such employs a security overlay that works in concert with the existing Windows platform security.  Beyond FTP Security is extremely flexible, and can be easily tailored to individual requirements.

Finally, there is the Beyond FTP Console (Console) program.  This program provides configuration and status information for the actual System Services.  It is mainly used during troubleshooting

The System Services consist of a number of programs, but appear as a single entity to the user.  They operate as a standard NT Service on all Windows NT based systems including Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003/2008 systems.