October 1st, 2002, 09:45 AM
Can you add a windows service?
I have looked everywhere, and I cannot find an option to add a windows service. Well...I obviously havnt looked everywhere because I know programs like proxy+ install themselves as services. But how do i do it manually?
October 5th, 2002, 06:59 AM
what do you want to add? if you install apache or mysql eg, they appear automagically in the services list.
if you want other MS-services, go to "control panel / software / windows setup"
if you want to make your own service, youŽll have to learn a lot about programming and the windows API...
October 5th, 2002, 07:50 AM
dam...what do you mean? Are services added in the actual VB code or C++ code ot what?
October 5th, 2002, 08:12 AM
yes. and no. afaik services need to call special functions to become services (called similar to "register_service_process()" - canŽt remember right now and too lazy to look it up, but i will if you ask me to...)
then they need to make some registry entries (this is probably what you are looking for), eg. in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services to make it possible to start them via "Administration/Services"
and (i am just guessing now!) services probably have to be COM-servers or something similar and need to register a global GUID somewhere (to be done by your installer).
i never did this before, so you might want to ignore my answer(s) and search on http://msdn.microsoft.com yourself.
Last edited by M.Hirsch; October 5th, 2002 at 08:14 AM.
October 5th, 2002, 08:19 AM
Thanks M. Hirsch!
No need to look stuff up, i was just wondering, now i kind of know what its all about. Cheers.
October 5th, 2002, 03:40 PM
I have written services in VB (not supported by MS though) that use the ntsvc.ocx. The application handles command-line parameters to install/uninstall itself. If you're really interested reply to the post and I can find some examples.... or just go to the msdn site and search for services.