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How to start as a service on Win 2000 Server

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I need to start my Delphi 5 application as a service on Windows 2000 Server.

How can I do this?

Thanks a lot in advance.


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Motaz earned 50 total points
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Did you mean you want to write NT services?

if so then:

- Click New/NT Service
- You can drop Table, Timers and any non-visual components.
- After producing .exe file do the following:
  - write "YourServeiceApp.exe /install"
  - write "net start YourServiceName"
- To stop the service and recompile the application:
  - write "net stop YourServiceName"
  - write "YourServiceApp.exe /uninstall"

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by:Madmarlin
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Please find 3 functions I use to:
1 Check Service status
2 Stop A Service
3 Start A Service..

Function GetServiceStatus(strMachine, strService : string; var strResult : string) :DWord;
//strResult Not actually needed at this point..<CDS>
var
hdl_Manager, hdl_Service : SC_Handle;
Service_Status : TServiceStatus;
hdl_Stat : DWord;

Begin
  hdl_Stat := 1 ;
  hdl_Manager := OpenSCManager(Pchar(strMachine), Nil, SC_Manager_Connect);

  if hdl_Manager > 0 then
    begin
      hdl_service := OpenService(hdl_Manager, PChar(strService), SERVICE_QUERY_STATUS);

        if hdl_Service > 0 then
          begin
            if(QueryServiceStatus(hdl_Service, Service_Status)) then
               hdl_Stat := Service_Status.dwCurrentState;

            CloseServiceHandle(hdl_Service);
          end;
      CloseServiceHandle(hdl_Manager);
    end;

  Result := hdl_Stat;

  End;

{---------------------------------------------------------}


function ServiceStop(sMachine, sService: String) : Boolean;
var   schm,   schs: SC_Handle;
 ss: TServiceStatus;
dwChkP: DWord;
begin
schm := OpenSCManager(PChar(sMachine), nil, SC_MANAGER_CONNECT);
if (schm>0) then   begin
   schs := OpenService(schm, PChar(sService), SERVICE_STOP or SERVICE_QUERY_STATUS);

   if (schs>0) then
   begin
    if (ControlService(schs, SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP, ss)) then
       if (QueryServiceStatus(schs, ss)) then
        while (SERVICE_STOPPED<>ss.dwCurrentState) do
        begin
         dwChkP := ss.dwCheckPoint;
           Sleep(ss.dwWaitHint);
           if (not QueryServiceStatus(schs, ss)) then
             Break;
           if ss.dwCheckPoint <> 0 then
             Break;
         end;
     CloseServiceHandle(schs);
   end;
  CloseServiceHandle(schm);
 end;
 Result := SERVICE_STOPPED=ss.dwCurrentState;
end;

{--------------------------------------------------------}


function ServiceStart(sMachine, sService: String) : Boolean;
var
 schm,   schs: SC_Handle;
 ss: TServiceStatus;
 psTemp: PChar;
 dwChkP: DWord;
begin
 ss.dwCurrentState := 0;
schm := OpenSCManager(PChar(sMachine), nil, SC_MANAGER_CONNECT);
 if (schm>0) then
 begin
  schs := OpenService(schm, PChar(sService), SERVICE_ALL_ACCESS     );
   if (schs>0) then
  begin
    psTemp := nil;
     if (StartService(schs, 0, psTemp)) then
       if (QueryServiceStatus(schs, ss)) then
        while (SERVICE_RUNNING<>ss.dwCurrentState) do
         begin
          dwChkP := ss.dwCheckPoint;
           Sleep(ss.dwWaitHint);
          if (not QueryServiceStatus(schs, ss)) then
           Break;
           if ss.dwCheckPoint <> 0 then
             Break;
         end;
     CloseServiceHandle(schs);
   end;
  CloseServiceHandle(schm);
 end;
Result := SERVICE_RUNNING=ss.dwCurrentState;
end;


Simply pass in the Machine Name/Ip address and the NAME of the service. Be sure not to pass in the SERVICENAME and NOT the Display Name. This can be chaecked by right clicking on the service in the Service window (Admin Tools, Services) and selecting to view its properties..


Hope this help. Any problems just let me know and I'll help..

Madmarlin..  ;?)
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