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Q&A: I created a Windows Service with SC. Why won’t it Start?

  I installed my program as a Windows Service using the SC command. The result was “CreateService SUCCESS”, and my service is listed with all the others so I know it worked. But whenever I try to start the service, the … Continue reading

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Top 10 differences between a Windows Service and a regular application

First, let’s start with some definitions… What is a regular application? A regular application is one that you start and run on your Windows desktop. You launch it from a desktop icon, by double-clicking an associated document, or by typing … Continue reading

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Essential Tools for Windows Services: SC.EXE

While the useful NET.EXE utility is great for starting an stopping windows services, it cannot do much beyond that. Enter Microsoft’s SC.EXE – a versatile command-line utility built into Windows that can help you start, stop, restart or configure any … Continue reading

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