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Windows 7: making a service for wordpad.exe with sc

15 Jul 2011   #11

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

How to: Create Windows Services

Simple Windows Service Sample - CodeProject

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15 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 ultimate x64

I already found that site..
But I wanted to create my own service...

Probably that is too difficult?!
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15 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

If you go to your control panel and look at the admin options then Computer Management you can see a list of installed services. shows if they are running or not and even has a description for most of them if you click on them.

Services are basically programs that run without a UI. They control things like user login, security, and other lower level functions. Some programs like firewall or AV programs come with a service that runs all the time, and also an optional UI that you can launch to talk to it.

Be careful though, disabling random services here can disable your machine, some will cause immediate shutdown of windows and even on reboot you may be missing vital functionality until you figure out what service you need to turn back on...

The sc command is mainly for admins to control services, turn them on and off etc. Basically everything you can do from the control panel but at the command line so it can be scripted or to control a computer through telnet remotely where you have no UI access to it etc.

And yeah, a service has to be written to be a service. It has a standard set of functions that windows calls to control it and normal programs don;t have those functions. I don;t know of any stand alone DL services you can play with, there may be some but ussualy they come as part of another software package (An AV package for example).

[Edit] Woah, lot of additional posts while I was editing... Are you a programmer? Yes you can make a service fairly easy if you have the development tools... (FliGi7s post has sample code) [/edit]
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15 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Thank you all for helping me!!
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15 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

I am a programmer (.NET Framework) and making services is simple.
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