bbwin - xymon/hobbitmon windows client installation

BBwin installation

  1. Install bbwin client to machine

  2. Edit c:program filesBBWinetcBBWin.cfg telling it the server is “” (will be under a setting called bbdisplay)

  3. edit the bbwin registry to make it use the FQDN and not the server name. Change the hostname entry from “%COMPUTERNAME%” to “%COMPUTERNAME%.%USERDNSDOMAIN%” minus the quotes

    • 64bit Machines = “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeBBWin”.

      • 32bit Machines = “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREBBWin”
  4. With 64bit Windows you need to add an extra setting in bbwin.cfg just under the bbdisplay setting

  5. Start/Restart the “Big Brother Hobbit Client” (shortname for it if your running this though the net command is bbwin)



There is a configuration app you can run on the client’s (machines you wish to monitor) to make things easier, as of writing this page i have not tested this so cannot gurentee the results from it.

You can download from the following site and more information can be found on it from