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Winserv is an utility that can create an NT service that runs any application. When the application exits, the service becomes stopped. It is also able to manage local and remote NT services that were not created by winserv.
Winserv is used now in ўўhttp://www.projectforum.com/howto_service.html ==ProjectForumЇЇ and ўўhttp://www.courseforum.com/howto_service.html ==CourseForumЇЇ as a wrapper for running these applications as NT services.
ўўhttp://secure.emetrix.com/order/product.asp?PID=46366953 ==Register NowЇЇ. Winserv is both ўўhttp://www.fsf.org ==freeЇЇ and ўўhttp://www.opensource.org ==open-sourceЇЇ, but you may express your interest in the further Winserv development by supporting it with voluntary donation of $20.
ўў!/ReleaseNotes ==Release Notes and Change LogЇЇ
The intended audience of Winserv consists of the very different people:
Thus It's almost impossible to provide the documentation suitable for anyone in such different groups. So we encourage you to skip calmly the pieces of documentation that seems unclear. Usually it means that the piece is not for you and you don't need to understand it.
Winserv can be used as a command-line utility to configure, control, view status of any NT service, whether it is winserv-based or not. Winserv can interact with a remote machine's service control manager. When you use winserv from a command prompt, just prepend \\Machine\ to the service name if you want to operate with remote service:
The service name that winserv requires is not the display name of the service, but rather the internal unique name.
Winserv is designed with scripting languages in mind, ўўhttp://www.tcl.tk ==TCLЇЇ in particular. It can forward SCM control requests to the application in different ways, enabling you to do any cleanup on stop and to implement paused service state.
Winserv contains a little TCL package that lets you use it as a drop-in replacement for ўўTcl:tclsvc ==tclsvcЇЇ.
ўў!/CommandLine ==Winserv command-line referenceЇЇ
ўў!/Internals ==Winserv internalsЇЇ
ўў!/Tcl ==TCL-specific notesЇЇ
ўў!/Console ==Using winserv with Win32 console programsЇЇ
ўў!/Licensing ==Licensing and RedistributionЇЇ