Any way to simplify the process of viewing the stats? For example, is it possible to have just link on my desktop that would process and open up the stats page generated?
I'm no expert but I think this is what you want. After you have every thing set up and running copy this code and change yourdomain
to whatever you used when you set up your config file. Then paste it into notepad and save as a batch file.
perl awstats_buildstaticpages.pl -config=yourdomain -update -dir=c:\awstats\stats
Then right click on the file you saved and create a short cut. Then move that to your desktop. You could also right click the short cut and change the name or icon to pretty it up if you choose.
This will run and build all your pages, then open the main file in a new browser window from one click of the shortcut. You still have to wait for it to update and build pages but at least it saves a lot of typing.
This assumes you are running awstats from the c:\awstats\wwwroot\cgi-bin directory and building static pages with awstats_buildstaticpages.pl and outputing them to a c:\awstats\stats directory.
If not you will need to change your paths and directories accordingly.
If you have a problem you can add the word "pause" as another line to the code and it will prompt you to hit a key to continue. Giving you time to see what errors there may be.