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Running arbitrary command line exes as NT services

can this be done?  I have a command line app (Instiki) that I want to run as a non-interactive NT service.  Can this be done without a programming effort?

muppet
Saturday, August 28, 2004

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q152460

Christopher Wells
Saturday, August 28, 2004

... it's ok when Mr. Muppet asks a questions. Somebody else would cause a flood of invectives.

Michael Moser
Saturday, August 28, 2004

I don't ask stupid questions.

muppet
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Not stupid, perhaps, but still one to which STFW would be a perfectly appropriate answer.

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22applications+as+services%22

Ariadne
Saturday, August 28, 2004

One problem with running things as a service, is that they have their own invisible desktop. If some dialog box pops up, it hangs. If it is using the vb6 runtime to pop up a dialog box, all other vb apps will hang. There is a checkbox you can do to let the service use the logged in desktop.

Peter
Sunday, August 29, 2004

-- One problem with running things as a service, is that they have their own invisible desktop. If some dialog box pops up, it hangs --

Not if you check the option 'allow service to interact with desktop' option.

Michael Moser
Sunday, August 29, 2004

Services should never interactive with the desktop.
Never.
Huge security hole.
Never.
Run client server instead.

Never.

B
Sunday, August 29, 2004


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