The Cyrious Application Launcher is a program that resides on a client machine to locate and launch Cyrious Control. It is designed to be the only thing that needs to be installed on the client.


When run, the typical sequence the Cyrious Launcher goes through is:

The launcher will attempt to search on your network for a running copy of the SSLIP (located on your server) in order to determine where you are running Control.

It will then check the network to confirm that all necessary rights and permissions have been established, or are available.

It will then search the client machine to determine if any files are needed to run the application correctly.

Examples are Crystal Reports, Barcode Fonts, and Braille Fonts. If it recognizes that you need something, it will prompt you.

If you agree to the install, it will automatically locate the correct files, download them to your system, and then start the installation.

As long as everything is good to go, the Cyrious Launcher will then start a session of Control.

Errors and Information messages

You may experience a situation where Cyrious Launcher is unable to automatically located your SSLIP on the network. The SSLIP is what sends the location information back to the launcher. This could happen if your SSLIP is running on a port offset, as well as if it's not running at all. You will be prompted to locate your executable on the network in order to continue. (Please note that you will need to type in a network location in the explorer that comes up as shown in the picture below.)

If you are unable to successfully locate your application, you will be asked to contact Cyrious Support for assistance.

Share does not exist:\cyrious$

If you end up having an IP address of 169.254… show up, it's likely due to some networking issue going on. This is a particularly common symptom of Windows machines which have been configured for DHCP but for whatever reason are unable to contact a DHCP server. When a host fails to dynamically acquire an address, it can optionally assign itself a link-local IPv4 address.

Bottom line: if you’re getting a 169.254 IP address, something about your network setup isn’t working, and you probably want to investigate what and why.

If the Cyrious Launcher comes up with an error about being unable to connect to the shared folder, it's likely that the SSLIP running is too old to work properly with the launcher.

Resolution: Update the version of Control, or use the normal client installer for Control.

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