Configuration should be made easy and centralized. After entering a correct username and associated password the installation finishes. This needs to be the full path to the executable and is mandatory. Thinking this over, the idea for RunAsService service was born. If you do not have this, you can download a copy at MSDN Installation is very easy, its just a matter of extracting the zip file into the desired location and running the Install. The installation and configuration guide is described here.
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The SubVersion server component, the application that started all this, and a java application.
What should it do The basic requirements for this application are as follows: The application configuration file is structured using XML format, and consists of 3 section: Or other standalone java applications that have no user interface, but supply some kind of service for other applications. To accomplish this, you’ll need to open the control panel’s services applet.
Net application configuration file. If you do not have this, you can download a copy at MSDN Installation is very easy, its just a matter of extracting the sourcevorge file into the desired location and running the Install.
If anyone out there likes to join this project, feel free to let me know! Now that the configuration has completed, all runaasservice is left is starting the service.
You can also check the Eventlog for errors, if the service could not be started. Check the log4net logfile to see if any failure occured.
This list is not only restricted to java applications, every application that just needs to be there without a user being logged in, and start it by hand or by adding it to the startup groupshould be started as a service to allow it to start automatically when the machine is turned on.
For more information about configuring log4net, please look at the log4net site at http: If you do not have this, you can download a copy at MSDN. But what struck me about it, was that I wasn’t able to start the server as a windows service. The installation and configuration guide is described here.
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I got the whole thing up and running in no-time. Configuration should be made easy and centralized. This list is all but exhaustive, its just the goal for runasservide first release.
Think for instance about JINI services as written in java. Since I think that fellow developers can also, and should, benifit from this I immediatly decided it was going to be an open source project.
This file, which you can find in teh installation directory, is named RunAsService. Net framework version 1.
Installation is very easy, its just a matter of extracting the zip file into the runaxservice location and running the Install.
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The application configuration file is structured using XML format, and consists of 3 section:. Log4Net should be used for debug and error logging. For instance to install RunAsService using a specific user account, type at the command prompt: Select RunAsService in the list and click the start button. Net applications can be configured using the app.
I learned to appreciate Log4J as logging tool and debugging aid, so to me its just commen sence to use its Ms. There’s a whole group of software out there for which it would be very handy if they could be started as a windows service. Following is a sample configuration that contains 2 applications. This needs to be the full path to the executable and is mandatory. Specifying User causes the system to prompt for a valid user name and password when the service is installed.
After entering a correct username and associated password the installation finishes. Net framework, I choose to write it in C.
SubVersion seems to be a good enough VCS replacement, so I downloaded a code snapshot, build it and started the svnserve.