Introducing Windows Services
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Published: 15 Jun 2007
Abstract
This article briefly examines the concept of Windows Services.
by Uday Denduluri
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Overview

A service is a long running executable program that does not support any user interface. A service program runs under the system account. The system account is used by the operating system and by services that run under Windows. The system account (Internal account) was designed since many services and processes within Windows need the capability to log-in internally. ServiceProcessInstaller class installs the windows service. While installing, it specifies the user account under which the service will run. The instance of the ServiceProcessInstaller takes a property of the type Account. Account is of the type "ServiceAccount" which is of the type enum. The values of ServiceAccount enum are shown below.

Enum Type

Description

LocalService 

Uses anonymous credentials

LocalSystem

High privilege

NetworkService

Extensive local privileges 

User

Very specific to user


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Title: good   
Name: junaid.iqbal
Date: 2011-07-02 4:57:04 AM
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very good start
Title: Good   
Name: Ashok
Date: 2008-09-30 2:10:22 PM
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very good to start with.
Title: Suggestion   
Name: Everson
Date: 2008-06-13 8:49:11 AM
Comment:
Post here a draw of tipical windows service and then explain the theory about it.
Title: Well   
Name: Nitin Tiwari
Date: 2008-01-23 8:26:18 AM
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this is good for starting..
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Date: 2007-10-04 2:56:56 AM
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Nice aricle
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Name: OMU
Date: 2007-07-02 6:58:51 AM
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a good quick introduction to Widows Services

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