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I need to write a daemon that needs to run in the background on a Windows 7 Server and listen to remote client requests. On the other end will be Windows 7 desktop (Professional, may be...). Is creating a Windows Service (aka NT Service) the best way to implement this? What other options are available? Having the daemon as a web service - should that be considered? If not why? This daemon basically needs to listen to remote clients, receive encrypted login messages, by connecting to a database authenticate users and send back approval/denial message. Not sure if this matters but I will be using Borland Builder (C++) to build this  tool. Can add more details if needed.
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Personally I'd choose a dedicated Windows service for that task. If you have a web-server installed already and/or if you feel you can get the programming done more easily as a web-server script for example, then that could be better option.

Naturally you could also write it as a normal desktop application too but then it wouldn't necessarily be always available as the users can logout and exit desktop programs easily.

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From what I learn, a web service is not necessary as it is required mainly for interoprrability which is not a requirement in my case. I am only using Windows 7 on both sides (client and server) and the usage of the service is limited to connection by applications not by humans. Secondly, using web services instead of windows services has a negative impact on performance as web services use XML serialization. So Windows service becomes an automatic choice for me and of course I am not even considering an application for reasons stated above.

Having said that, I would like if @AriMc or someone else could add more to this as I am learning.
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