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rajeshm75
Pilgrim

Build a application with option to register as windows service

Hi All,
We have build an application using installanywhere 2009 and we are in a requirement to provide an option during installtion to register the application as a windows service. Do we have any option in installanywhere to configure this option? Any thoughts would help us.
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pv7721
Flexera beginner

Re: Build a application with option to register as windows service

In IA you only have an option to start/stop/pause a Windows service. You would need 3rd party tools to register as a Windows service (there are free Java libraries which do that).
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ranga_tumati
Pilgrim

Re: Build a application with option to register as windows service

You can do this way.

1. Create an EXE to register your application as Windows Service using the Windows Service Manager.
2. Add a panel in the 'postinstall' section of your project to get the user input whether he/she wants to create register the application as a Windows Service.
3. Based on the user input (in #2), add an action 'Execute Command' to run the EXE (created in #1) with required paramters (Eg: 'install' to register the service, 'uninstall' to unregister etc)

This should help you.

Thanks.
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Mohasin
Pilgrim

Can register service for LINUX Environment.

Does any body know how can we Register service for Linux? any thoughts?
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pv7721
Flexera beginner

Re: Build a application with option to register as windows service

It's been a while since I've last touched a Linux, but depending on the flavour you need to put your executable somewhere, and then have links created in /etc/init.rd/[runlevel(s)] for starting and stopping the service (Ssome2digits number for starting, Ksome2digits for stopping). Just look at what exists and do the same...
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