I was playing with the soft front panel (SFP) program for my VNA, 835x.EXE. If you run it from the command line with /? switch
Keysight Network Analyzer software, Copyright (c) Keysight Technologies
835x [/?] [/RegServer | /UnregServer]
? - Print this help message
RegServer - Register 835x Automation server.
UnregServer - Unregister 835x Automation server.
It's worth noting that this usage documentation does not include the fact that you can/should pass it an argument for the port you want to connect to, e.g.
But back to the question at hand. What is the Automation Server? How and when would I use it? I'm guessing that maybe what this does is create a Windows Service for my VNA that I could start and stop and configure to automatically start at boot or log in? Is there a way to pass the port to the server?