Understanding NT Services

Posted on 2002-03-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I going to be attempting to create an NT/2000 service that will occcasionally poll a DB and dependant on that data do something.  Now the DB stuff I'm ok with.

However, I'm unsure as to how a service works, i.e, what is the best way of programming it.  A simple while loop , but on what condition, how do I keep it running.

any help or URL's or even books would be great.
I've had "Professional NT services" by Richard Grimes suggested to me, but I wanted a little more advice.

Question by:MattC
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oops I mean - "Professional NT Services" by Kevin Miller (Wrox Press)
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Get the book "Professional NT Services" by Kevin Miller, WROX Press.  It has everything you need to know to build services.
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Sorry MattC, you beat me to the punch....
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Oh wait.  This is YOUR question....

Yes, this is an EXCELLENT book and has everything you need to know to write a 1st rate service.  I've found it extremely useful.

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Cool you're the third person to suggest it then, that book is it then :-)

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