Run executable are Web Server in the background

Posted on 2003-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-20

I have made a client server application in which the server accepts connection from the client on some specific port. Now i have to put this code on a Web Sever. Is there a way i can run the server.exe on the Web server at all times / in the background.

I would also want to know how to stop the exe and run it again.

I will be very grateful if anyone could help me with it.

Question by:Shapak
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Expert Comment

ID: 9769844
You need to get the .exe running as a service or it will not survive the logoff. You have a couple of choices

1. Rewrite (a slight rewrite) so that the .exe is a service in its own right using ntsvc.ocx (Windows NT Service Control)
2. Get the Windows 2000 resource kit and follow (I am assuming you are using win 2000?)

The resource kit I think may cost a little - not too sure

Author Comment

ID: 9776707
Thanx for the help. Plz forgive me for my silliy question as i am new to this thing. So here goes another... How will i put the service on the webserver? Like i have the .exe running in the script to accept connection on some socket. Now how will it start running to accept connection.

Expert Comment

ID: 9777173
The service will be part of teh operating system. If you go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services you will see all the services there, yours should appear there eventually. How you get your web site to access the service will depend on what that web site and service do, you need to give more details about both

Author Comment

ID: 9777775
No no my website won't be accessing the service ... the service is to run on the webserver and my application will connect to the server through that service. Coz the service will be listening for socket connections and my application will make a socket connection. I hope i am making my self clear. I think i can't seem to convey the message...


Accepted Solution

fz2hqs earned 45 total points
ID: 9777840
Sorry my fault, answering another question elsewhere and got confused.

-You executable will be running as a service.
-IIS itself is a service
-IIS accepts connections

So provided that you coding is ok then you should be able to connect

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