Solved

running a program regardless of user log ins

Posted on 2004-03-25
5
129 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have a program that i wrote that runs on a windows 2000 server that is also used by a handfull of users. The object of the program is to allow users i don't want /can't get to the server to print out reports from data on the server to a printer near them fro a remote terminal / pc. The program works fine. but now i am told that they are going to restricting access to the server and users will have to log on and off and will be logged of automatically if they forget to. So now my program could be off for minutes to days while no on is logged in.
Q. Part one
How can i run my program while windows is running even if no on logs in?
Qpart 2
Will the local users/administrator be able to inter act with the program, terminate, re start the program with out a reboot?
Thanks
Fayette
0
Comment
Question by:fayette
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 10677513
1) srvany may be able to provide this for you by running as a system service: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/srvany/

2) I'd say "no", at least not interatively from the desktop - remote manipulation may be available using PSKill or similar from a remote client (part of PSTools: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pstools.shtml)
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:khashayar01
ID: 10689027
Hi
The only way to run a program without login is to install it as a service. there is a untility available from microsoft for doing so. or u can leave the server logged on all the time but assign a password to the screen saver which can make it look like the logon screen
0

Featured Post

Want Experts Exchange at your fingertips?

With Experts Exchange’s latest app release, you can now experience our most recent features, updates, and the same community interface while on-the-go. Download our latest app release at the Android or Apple stores today!

Question has a verified solution.

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

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…
Let's recap what we learned from yesterday's Skyport Systems webinar.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

622 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