You should be able to just double-click the "BFServerManager.exe" file and configure your server (be sure to save your settings). Then, hit the "Start" button (with the dedicated server console window closed), and the server should start.
Make sure you're using the following file...
2) That's the dedicated server window (the server's running). If you press the tilde (~) key, you can enter commands.
If you want an easier way to configure it, along with remote administration, visit http://www.blackbagops.com.
"We highly recommend Battlefield servers to be run on dedicated server platforms. Currently, the best performance is on a machine with the following specifications:
WinOS/800Mhz processor/256MB RAM/ADSL connection
WinOS/1Ghz processor/256MB RAM/T1 connection...
Did you download the full 1.45 patch or the incremental? If you downloaded the incremental, I suggest uninstalling the game, deleting your Battlefield folder, and then reinstalling. Also, make sure you have all the latest driver and system updates.
Wow -- really? I haven't heard of that fix before.
Your system can handle a higher resolution than 640*480, so I would suggest turning it up one or two notches to see if that corrects your new problem. This can be done by doing the following:
Browse to EA GAMES\Battlefield...
If you're trying to play Battlefield, make sure your BF1942 disk is in the drive; if you're trying to play Road to Rome, make sure your RtR disk is in the drive (this is necessary now).
Before you play, try ejecting your CD-ROM, closing it again, waiting for the BF install screen to pop-up...