Converting a EXE to a Service
Posted on 2014-07-21
I don't know if I am coming to a clearer understanding of the situation or not. I code in a scripting language named AutoIT. It compiles to an EXE. I have the need to "convert" one of my programs to a service and it has been a learning curve from hell. I need to confirm what I think I know.
One way or the other either the script or the exe needs to be modified so it will respond to service commands (stop, start, pause, etc). So at a bare minimum the exe needs to be modified by a third party utility like SVRANY or EXE2Service before installing it as a service. Is that a correct assumption?
Second, some of these "converters or interpreters" need to be installed on the computer that the service will be on so it can monitor the well being of just that one service. Is that a correct assumption?
I have either the script or the compiled EXE that I need to run as a service what I am going to call "Royalty Free" i.e. so I can distribute this exe to as many computers as I want and not have a third party piece of software travel along with it that I need to purchase for each computer I put it on.
Am I anywhere close to knowing what I am talking about?