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Icon of automatic service using srvany.exe does appear in restart

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I use srvany.exe to convert server application to a service.
The server has GUI thus i choose the option 'Allow service to interact with desktop'.
After restarting the machine the icons didn't appears in the tray, and those icons are the only access to the GUIs.

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udi
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by:jmiller47
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Normally, the icons in the system tray ony appear for the person who is running the app. Therefore, if you had it run as a system service logged in as SysServ (for example) and then you logged in as John, it would not show in your System tray. This is because this program was not written to operate as a service.

If you are the only person that runs this GUI app, you COULD possibly run it as a system service logging in under your user name and password. Otherwise, I would try to find the executable that envokes the GUI and create a shortcut for that. If you don't knwo how, post the App name here and possibly one of us can find a way to do it here.

Another possiblity is to create a shortcut to the exacutable that you entered to run the app as a service (let's say its NAV.EXE). You would create a shortcut to NAV.EXE and run that from the shortcut. Even though it's running as a service, when you envoke it a second time, it may bring the app up for the GUI interface. This all depends on how the app was written ehough. We do not even know what app it is right now..
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hello
I tried to restart the computer with automatic logon (with my user)but the icon didn't appear.
what is this execute that invokes the GUI
Meanwhile i found that when i restart the explorer(the desktop process) the icone disappear. May this be the problem?
thanks,
udi
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by:jmiller47
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Most icons disappear from the systray upon restating the Explorer process (such as explorer crashing) this is because they are put there once and only once. After explorer comes up, it starts the a new systray with no icons and then adds things like the clock and other persistent items...

We can't tell you what program to start the UI of the program if we don't know that the program is...
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by:udic
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The only way to access the gui is from the icon.So i must find a way to put the icon back into the tray after restarting the explorer.(There is a way?!!!)

Thanks a lot
udi
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by:jmiller47
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That might not be the only way to access the gui. Actually, there has to be some way...
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by:udic
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This application was wrote by our compamy and this was the requirement.
Is there any way to do so
1.After restarting the computer?
2.After restarting the explorer?

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udi
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by:udic
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BTW
The MSNmesenger's icon appear after restarting the explorer process.
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"BTW The MSNmesenger's icon appear after restarting the explorer process. "

This is because it was programmed to refresh itself. That is the main thing here. It really needs to be programmed to run as a service. There are many applications that can be adapted to run as a service using Servany or other utilities.

If I were you, I would talk to your programmers to work with the program a bit to allow the GUI to be called as needed. Also, I think there should be able to be a way to call the GUI.

Without actually seeing your application there is no way to even guess at what that may be though. This is a custom app that we cannot see so it would be next to impossible for us to troubleshoot it without knowing anything about it.

I wish I could be of more help, but that is the best I can do...
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by:udic
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At last the application was catch window message and add the icon to the tray bar.
Thanks alot
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