Packaging a 'system' service for NT/2K
Posted on 2002-03-19
I have developed an app - which runs fine as a service, but I would like to make it a 'system' service that runs immediately after boot (no user login required).
I have tried the obvious, (start=automatic), but this only provides a start event after a user logs in...
I will start this off at 100 pts for a straight answer to get my app running as a system bootup service, but will add (100 each) for the two following enhancements.
option 1) After boot/start service... display a systray icon - indicating the service status for any logged-in users
option 2) Allow a maintenance applet to be run by an adequately authenticated user to display forms / modify states / pause/stop the service.