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Running service in background in windows 2000 server

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  I have a fax program which will pop-up a windows to send the fax whenever it gets an fax request from the client machines. And this fax program can be found in the service snap-shot with a list of related services. I wonder if there is a way to make it run in the background without pop-up that annoying window all the time.
  I have noticed that in the properties of any service, you can select/de-select "allow service to interact with desktop". What does this option mean? Thanks!
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Checking the "allow service..." option permits things running as a service to "show" their UI to the current desktop.  The alternative is that the "popup" occurs, but in the background, where there is no one to respond to it.

I presume the popup you get requires some interaction.  If so, not permitting it to pop up would leave it waiting for a response that will never come.

See if there isn't a "silent" option with your fax software.  Something that makes it completely automated.  Otherwise, you'll either have to live with attending to popups or get a different system.
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If the popup just pops up does its thing and closes, you should be able to uncheck "allow service to interact with desktop".
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Thanks rickhobbs, WmofTewks. Your comments confirmed my guess. It works~
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Glad I could help. Thanks
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