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prgwkp

Is it possible to convert an AutoIT .exe into a service?

I have ran in command prompt...

sc create "program.exe" start= auto binpath="C:\Program Location\program.exe"

This has successfully created the Service, I have given the Service appropriate rights in RegEdit to run under the admin account. In the properties of the service i have tried running it on local account and tried multiple other accounts. Also tried allowing it to interact with Desktop.

When I start the service, my app starts, but the progress bar gets 2/3 across and then my app stops and the service stops and I get an error of....

1053: The Service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Has anyone ever attempted this before? I need my application that I wrote to run whether someone is logged in or not.

Any thoughts?

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BrewManNH

It's on the first page of threads in the Example Scripts forum


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JLogan3o13

Hi, prgwkp. Have a look here for the Services UDF. I have not used it myself, but it may contain what you need:

In the past I have had to bundle an executable as a system service on WinXP. I ended up using Microsoft's SRVANY.exe tool, which makes it pretty easy.


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prgwkp

The link that you both posted, I have read over the info but it is not that clear about what needs to be done. Do I need to rewrite my code to work as a a script? Or does the "example" script reach out and grab my app and run it as a service. Do I need the threaded example or non threaded?

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BrewManNH

With this UDF, you can compile your autoit script and run it as service.

From the description in the first post. Also, he gives instructions (the How To section of the first post) as to how to use it.

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prgwkp

The How to is not that clear, there are several examples to possibly compile, which is the best to choose. After compile Im getting Error: Can not redeclare a constant.

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prgwkp

All compiled examples are giving me the same cannot redeclare a constant error.

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