Solved

how to register windows service?

Posted on 2004-08-26
4
24,162 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I have created a windows service using visual C++.

Kindly tell me how do i register its .exe file as windows service.

What command will be used and what steps ll be needed.

reply soon,

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:capriono
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:nabehs
ID: 11910519
If you are building the service using ATL COM then to register the service just build the service and it will automatically be registered on the current machine. If you need to register it on another machine then run:
path\service_name.exe /RegServer

and it will be registered.

To start and stop the service you need to go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and locate the service after installation and start it or stop it.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
hsdhina earned 30 total points
ID: 11910640
Programatically you can register & unregister using the following code.

VOID InstallService ()
{
  SC_HANDLE hSCManager, hService;
  TCHAR szImagePath[MAX_PATH];

  hSCManager = OpenSCManager ( NULL, NULL, SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS );
  if( !hSCManager )
  {
    LogError ( "OpenSCManager Failed" );
    return;
  }
  GetModuleFileName ( NULL, szImagePath, sizeof(szImagePath) );
  hService = CreateService ( hSCManager, "[SERVICE NAME]", "DISPLAY NAME", SERVICE_ALL_ACCESS,
                             SERVICE_WIN32_OWN_PROCESS | SERVICE_INTERACTIVE_PROCESS,
                             SERVICE_AUTO_START, SERVICE_ERROR_IGNORE, szImagePath, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL );
  if ( !hService )
  {
    LogError ( "CreateService Failed" );
    CloseServiceHandle ( hSCManager );
    return;
  }
  CloseServiceHandle ( hService );
  CloseServiceHandle ( hSCManager );
  HKEY hKey = NULL;
  DWORD dwDisposition = 0;
  LPSTR pDescr = "DESCRIPTION";
  if ( ERROR_SUCCESS != RegCreateKeyEx ( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, "SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\[NAME]", 0, NULL,
                                         REG_OPTION_NON_VOLATILE, KEY_WRITE, NULL, &hKey, &dwDisposition ) )
    return;
  RegSetValueEx ( hKey, (LPCTSTR)"Description", 0, REG_SZ, (CONST BYTE*)pDescr, (DWORD)lstrlen ( pDescr ) );
  RegCloseKey ( hKey );
}


VOID UnInstallService ()
{
  SC_HANDLE hSCManager, hService;

  hSCManager = OpenSCManager ( NULL, NULL, SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS );
  if( !hSCManager )
  {
    LogError ( "OpenSCManager Failed" );
    return;
  }
  hService = OpenService ( hSCManager, "SERVICE NAME", DELETE );
  if ( !hService )
  {
    LogError ( "CreateService Failed" );
    CloseServiceHandle ( hSCManager );
    return;
  }
  DeleteService ( hService );
  CloseServiceHandle ( hService );
  CloseServiceHandle ( hSCManager );
}

void main ( int argc, char** argv )
{
  if ( argc == 2 )
  {
    strlwr ( argv[1] );
    if ( !lstrcmpi ( argv[1], "install" ) )
    {
      InstallService ();
      return;
    }
    if ( !lstrcmpi ( argv[1], "uninstall" ) )
    {
      UnInstallService ();
      return;
    }
}


Hope the above code will help.

Thanks
hsdhina
0

Featured Post

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Introduction: Dynamic window placements and drawing on a form, simple usage of windows registry as a storage place for information. Continuing from the first article about sudoku.  There we have designed the application and put a lot of user int…
Introduction: Dialogs (1) modal - maintaining the database. Continuing from the ninth article about sudoku.   You might have heard of modal and modeless dialogs.  Here with this Sudoku application will we use one of each type: a modal dialog …
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

758 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

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now