Friday, October 26, 2007

Java Application as a Windows Service

I was looking up some way to turn a Java application into a Windows service.

In Linux/Unix, it's much simpler since all you need to do is specify a command with all arguments, which in our case is the JVM executable java.exe with the class or Java archive name as a parameter.

In Windows, we would use a product like the Java Service Wrapper or the Java Service Launcher to launch the application whenever Windows starts up, without requiring the user to log in.
I haven't tried either of those products yet since I'm not currently into Java development, but when I do I'll post more about them here.

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