How to set UIM Robot Watcher service startup delay to 5 mins after the OS is started up
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How to set UIM Robot Watcher service startup delay to 5 mins after the OS is started up


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You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule a task for delaying the start of the UIM robot. Sometimes this is necessary for 1 or more machines that are having trouble starting up after server reboot.


- DX UIM 8.x or later

- Windows Servers


- Robot watcher service may not start after Windows Update/patching


1. Set startup type of "Nimsoft Robot Watcher" service to "Manual". 


2. Create a task for delayed start up of the "Nimsoft Robot Watcher" service.

  • Open "Task Scheduler" from "Control Panel" -> "System and Security" -> "Administrative Tools"
  • In the "Task Scheduler Library", right click and "Create New Task", DO NOT use the "Basic Task"



  • Name the new task, and check "Run whether user is logged on or not"



  • Create Trigger and choose "Begin the task" as "At startup" and in the "Advanced settings," check "Delay task for:" 5 minutes.



  • In the "Actions" tab, Enter an Action as "Start a program", choose the location of "nimbus.exe", which is typically at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nimsoft\bin."
  • Also need to "Add arguments (optional)":  -start



  • The Actions screenshots should appear as follows:



Additional Information

1. Start, Stop, or Uninstall a Robot (Command Line)

2. Task Scheduler 


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