Solved

how do i create a windows service

Posted on 2003-10-27
9
195 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
hi i want a program to run as a service, how do i do that? thanks
0
Comment
Question by:bens2333
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Dexstar earned 50 total points
ID: 9629716
bens2333:

> hi i want a program to run as a service, how do i do that? thanks

Use this program:
      http://www.firedaemon.com/

Hope that helps,
Dex*
0
 

Author Comment

by:bens2333
ID: 9629817
Dex,
that helps, but i was hoping for a way to do it without a third party tool. Is there a windows or dosish way to make something run as a service?
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Dexstar
ID: 9629834
bens2333,

There is another tool in the NT Resource Kit that lets you do it.  I don't know if you consider that "3rd party" because it does come from Microsoft, but it doesn't come with Windows.  But without a utility program like that, there isn't a way to do it, unless you write the application yourself and write it to be a service.

Dex*
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:juliancrawford
juliancrawford earned 50 total points
ID: 9629871
The best tool to use comes from the resource kit - srvany.exe
With Srvany, you can configure any Windows application so that it runs as a service.

or you can directly edit the registry to the same effect ..
To specify an application to run as a service, you must use a registry editor to add information to the Windows registry.

Starting a Registry Editor
Click the Start button, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedt32, and click OK.

Starting an Application as a Service
Add a new Parameters subkey in the following registry location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MyService\ <-----creates a service called MyService
In the new Parameters subkey, create an:
Application entry with a data type of REG_SZ,
specify the full path of the executable file for the application (including the extension). For example:
Application: REG_SZ: D:\Tools\Vi.exe

:)
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Dexstar
ID: 9847654
What do you do with questions where the Asker isn't happy with the answer, not because it was wrong, but because it isn't the answer they wanted to hear?

Dex*
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Dexstar
ID: 10044532
I suggest a split between myself and juliancrawford ... I made the original suggestion, and juliancrawford gave more details.

Dex*
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Active Directory Replication 10 1,139
P2V conversion for Windows NT 4.0 Server 2 2,231
How to Test Com Ports on NT 4.0 Workstation 2 274
DNS server query - zone verus cache 5 181
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Color can increase conversions, create feelings of warmth or even incite people to get behind a cause. If you want your website to really impact site visitors, then it is vital to consider the impact color has on them.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now