Install Program as Service Windows 7

Hello there.  I want to install Suricata as a service (I am assuming that it doesn't actually start automatically on boot.).  In the guided install I am told to execute suricata.exe -c suricata.yaml -i IP Address but don't really know how to use that command to install a service in Windows 7.  Can someone help me?
aclaus225Asked:
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KimputerCommented:
Press Start key, fill in "cmd" (without the quotes), wait for it to appear in the list of command, right mouse click, Run as Administrator
In this new opened cmd box, browse to the installation files using cd\ etc
and when you are in the installation folder where those files are located, type in the command as the guide says.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
I am confused by what you are telling me.  Are you saying the guided install command:
suricata.exe -c suricata.yaml -i IP Address
installs this as a service?
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KimputerCommented:
Yes, if the guide says it, it is so, except replace the ip address with what it's supposed to be.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
I am looking for the command syntax to install this program as a service in Windows 7.  I am aware of how to start the program using the command that I did, but I want to install the program as a service so that I don't have to type in that command.  There are other programs, like EZ-Proxy that say all I have to do is type ezproxy -si, but I am not aware of that working for this program.
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KimputerCommented:
I thought you said that command was described in the guided install as installing the service?
Sometimes it's not even possible to install it as a service. In that case use the task scheduler instead, add a task with "start when computer starts at boot" as the timing option.
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