Creating and Managing Microsoft Windows Services, Serviced Components, .NET Remoting Objects, and XML Web Services

Create and manipulate a Windows service

  • Windows services are applications that conform to the interface of the Windows Service Control Manager (SCM). ACM is the part of Windows that is responsible for managing Windows services.

  • Windows services are quite distinct from regular Windows applications. One of most apparent distinctions is that Windows applications usually lack a GUI. In addition, a Windows service typically runs in the background and runs in its own process with a specific user identity.

  • Windows services must be installed in the Windows services database before they can be used. The Windows services database is a part of ...

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