can we create services?

can we put our own execute file into the services (in the administator tools) to make it start automatically? will the services run the execute file automatically after the windows start? Thank you..
vivian1Asked:
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Dave_DietzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The service should show srvany.exe as the executable.  Srvany takes a parameter that tells it what to execute as a service.

The problem is that a service shouldn't pop up dialog boxes unless it has been set to interact with the desktop. You can find this setting in the properties of the service.  The only problem here is that I'm not sure the setting would apply to the executable launched by srvany.

It almost sounds like this is a program you want to run when someone logs on.  Is this correct?  If so there are much better ways to accomplish what you are trying to do.  Let me know and I can go into more detail.

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Dave_DietzCommented:
Yes (depending on whether the executable is properly written to run as a service)

Yes (this is what services do....)

:-)

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vivian1Author Commented:
Thank you for your answer, Dave.

But I need to how how to put our execute file into the services. Is it need to write some coding or just use some command to install the service? I wrote the execute file by using VB. Thanks.

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Dave_DietzCommented:
See the following:

How To Create a User-Defined Service
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;137890

This should get you going in the right direction.  :-)

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vivian1Author Commented:
Thank a lot..it's really help me to understand more about windows service.:)
I had try yesterday by following the instructions there. Anyway, it doesn't work.. everythg is ok at first, and i success to put in my service.
My execute file suppose to pop up a window with a button to click (form in VB). But, after I start the service, no window pop up...
and i look at the property of the service. i find out that the path to execute is C:\Reskit\srvany.exe.(the path where I put the instsrv and srvany). Is it the problem?

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vivian1Author Commented:
Dave, you are right, after I set to interact with the desktop, it pop up the window.

Actually I used the pop up window for testing only. The thing I need to do is to write a program in VB. This program is to check database automatic for every 3 seconds right after the windows start. So i need to use it as a service.

Is it my program should write inside
Private Sub Form_Load() ? and then finally need to unload the form so that i no need to make it interact with the desktop?
Is it with the unload form will make the execute file stop and need to start again?

Thank a lot to Dave...you really help me a lot...:)

vivian
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Dave_DietzCommented:
Now you're getting into VB programming and I'm afraid that a bit out of my range of expertise.

I would suggest posting a new question in the Visual Basic forum and see if one of the code gurus can help with that aspect of the issue....  :0-)

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