VC++ Service Issue

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01

   I have developed a service in VC++. This service reads from some binary files and inserts into SQL database. While the service is running, I cannot execute Microsoft Query or launch a new office document. The task manager does not show significant CPU/Memory utilization for the process. This happens even when there is no binary data to insert into the SQL Server.

   Can anyone tell me any possible reasons why this is happening? Any help in this regards will be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Question by:ashishjj
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ID: 8165711
>>I cannot execute Microsoft Query or launch a new office document

Why not?  What happens if you try?  Please be specific!

Author Comment

ID: 8165892

   If I click on new office document while the service is running, Microsoft Word  window does not appear. If I stop the service now the New Word dcoument window will show up. Nor do I see the instance in the task manger. So the MS-Office application is not able to open a document till the service is running.


Accepted Solution

codez80 earned 300 total points
ID: 8166019
it could be because the service does not allow interaction with desktop.

go to service setup (control panel in NT, admin tools in Win2K) and tick "Allow Interaction with Desktop" box.



Author Comment

ID: 8171932

  The service had the "Allow Interaction with Desktop" already ON. Infact this was causing the problem. We turned it OFF and it started working. Thanks anyway for the clue.


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