Server Setup Checklist
Ensure screen never turns off, that computer never goes to sleep (both time-based and lid/button based), and that the hard disk never turns off. In the advanced settings it is the sections "Hard disk", "Sleep", and "Power buttons and lid".
Do this for both the "Balanced" and "High Performance" profiles in Power Settings. Disable any antivirus
Disable screen saver
Disable Windows Updates
Disable file indexing (Windows: disable service called "Windows Search")
Uninstall Norton antivirus and backup if installed
Uninstall other unnecessary programs, eg. BlueStack App Player
Disable starting OneDrive at boot (icon in system tray)
Possibly disable Windows Defender
Avoid using Internet Explorer. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox for accessing the administration interface.
Right before each event/performance
If tickets are added during the performance, activate all relevant performances on the Events page to enable auto-import.
Check that server time is correct (see VM console or bottom of Dashboard). If not go to Options and click Resync server clock, or reboot virtual machine.
After each event/performance
Deactivate all performances on the Events page
Export scans to SABO
Shut down the virtual machine before sleeping or hibernating the computer. This will help ensure time is always correct.