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Create a custom Service on Windows 2003

Posted on 2009-02-23
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I have some software which needs ran 24/7. This software does not come as a service and requires the application to be open to function.

What is the best free way to make this run as a service.
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Download W2K3 Resource Kit Tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

There is utility srvany.exe

With Srvany, you can configure any Windows application so that it runs as a service.
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srvany doesnt give you the option to specify dependencies
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I had the same problem.  A poorly written application I use needs a user to be logged into the server at all times in order for the application to work.  I have the machine AutoAdminLogon, I loaded the application in the startup group as well as a link to lock the computer on startup.
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thanks
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