Installing a program as a Windows Service

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
Hi, I need to register a program as a service on windows. I'm not the developer. It works like a services but I have to start it manually, and I'd rather have it as a system service.

Windows 2008 / Windows 7
Question by:qualitex
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    In Windows 2003 this is done with two tools, SRVAny.exe and Inetsrv.exe.  However these tools aren't available (officially) for Windows 2008/7.  

    Here's the steps on how to configure the service for Windows 2003:

    Here's a thread on what you have to do to get it to work on Windows 2008:

    First link will guide you thru the download of the files you need.  Follow the second link for how to implement it in Windows 2008/7.

    Hope that helps!

    Author Closing Comment

    It is the answer. Sadly is not the solution I'm looking for. We are going back and make the program as a program.

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