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srvany.exe application string too long

Posted on 2009-05-08
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I use srvany.exe to run some of my applications as services.

Its been working great for years until recently when I wanted to add another application with a long parameter value:

eg: c:\myapp\myapp.exe -parameter1 -parameter2 ....... -parameterN
      <------------------------------- Too Long -------------------------------->
(Limited to 260 Looks like it)

Its fine when I execute it from Command Prompt.. just not via srvany.

Does anyone know a way to fix this? Is there any source code for srvany.exe? Maybe I can edit it to accept longer strings.
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Lee W, MVP earned 250 total points
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Just a thought - put the string into a batch file - then make the batch file the service...
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The only problem with that is when "closing the service" scenario. It would only close the batch file but not the acutal application.

So the appliction would still be running.

And if sombody clicks the start service, it would then run multiple instances.



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This is an OS limitation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247.aspx
"In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which is defined as 260 characters. A local path is structured in the following order: drive letter, colon, backslash, components separated by backslashes, and a terminating null character. For example, the maximum path on drive D is "D:\<some 256 character path string><NUL>" where "<NUL>" represents the invisible terminating null character for the current system codepage. (The characters < > are used here for visual clarity and cannot be part of a valid path string."
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Looks like OS limitation is the case. I'll have to work with somthing similar to batch files.

Thanks.
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