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Allan Fernandes

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  Posted: Nov 27, 2014 10:06 PM
Hi,

I had developed my Delphi Application without consideration of converting to a Service.
Now customers want my application to run on Servers even before they Log-in.

Since that will take me a while to re-code I tried and am successfully running the application calling it via a dummy service that I created just to call my application at start-up.

My Problem
1) The Application does not become visible even after user logs in. Is there a way out ?
2) I wonder if executing this way will cause me any problem in other Windows OS.

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Allan Fernandes
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  Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:32 PM   in response to: Allan Fernandes in response to: Allan Fernandes
Allan wrote:

Since that will take me a while to re-code I tried and am successfully
running the application calling it via a dummy service that I created
just to call my application at start-up.

Are you aware of Microsoft's SRVANY service? It does exactly that.

1) The Application does not become visible even after user logs in.

That is because the app is running within the service's desktop session,
not the user's desktop session.

Is there a way out ?

Not an easy way, no. And especially not since the app has to run while a
user is not logged in. Anything you do to address the visibility issue would
require a redesign anyway, so you may as well just focus on designing your
new service for the backend logic, and create a separate UI app for users
to run to display the service's input/output/config/etc.

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