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Hi i am working on a tool that has some predefined service-monitoring services. If i want to write my own services, how can i decide what services to add to the existing ones and how should i write to validate the tool?Some of the services already given are:Event log, HTTP Client, DNS client and so on.Please clarify as how can i write my own services using C++.
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>>Please clarify as how can i write my own services using C++.

Take a look at http://www.codeproject.com/KB/system/serviceskeleton.aspx ("Beginner's introductory guide to writing, installing, starting, stopping NT service"), that should get you going.

As for controlling and monitoring services, see http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0298/service.aspx ("Manipulate Windows NT Services by Writing a Service Control Program")

Both articles come with full source code.
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