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BlackBox as a Windows service?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:39 pm
by Josef Templ
Hi everybody!

I would be very interested if anybody could share his or her experience with running BlackBox
(or a BlackBox based application) as a Windows "service".

What is needed for that purpose, I mean
any third party tools or can it run out-of-the-box?

Thanks in advance for any comments

- Josef

Re: BlackBox as a Windows service?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:05 am
by DGDanforth
Josef Templ wrote:Hi everybody!

I would be very interested if anybody could share his or her experience with running BlackBox
(or a BlackBox based application) as a Windows "service".

What is needed for that purpose, I mean
any third party tools or can it run out-of-the-box?

Thanks in advance for any comments

- Josef

Josef,
Perhaps you could expound a bit on what you mean by "service"?
Does an application (.exe) running on Windows count as a "service"?
-Doug

Re: BlackBox as a Windows service?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:10 am
by DGDanforth
I am currently working on a project requested by a neighbor that schedules
files backups. It will be called Backup.exe. That "service?" generates 3 other
files which hold
(1) the tasks to be run as created by the user
(2) preferences of what to include in a log file
(3) the log file

Is that a service?

Re: BlackBox as a Windows service?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:56 pm
by Josef Templ
A Windows "service" is a special kind of .exe that follows the Windows "service" conventions.
It can be started automatically when Windows is booted, if set up accordingly.
In particular, it does not need a user to be logged in and usually it does not
provide a GUI but writes everything to a log file or the Windows event log.

- Josef

Re: BlackBox as a Windows service?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:09 am
by DGDanforth
Josef Templ wrote:A Windows "service" is a special kind of .exe that follows the Windows "service" conventions.
It can be started automatically when Windows is booted, if set up accordingly.
In particular, it does not need a user to be logged in and usually it does not
provide a GUI but writes everything to a log file or the Windows event log.

- Josef

OK, thanks.