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Running java applications as Windows Service

 
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Hi,
Could anybody tell me how to convert and run a Java application as Windows service(Windows 2000 or xp)? I know there are commerical products out there to handle this but I was wondering if there is a standard procedure for that.
Thanks,
Arsalan
 
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You could use JNI to write a wrapper for your application, and have that wrapper run as a service. I believe that should have the same effect.
 
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There are several libraries available to do exactly that easily. http://www.google.com/search?q?java+nt+service should give you plenty resources on the topic
 
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Thanks for the responses. I will search google some more and will try JNI if I have to.
 
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It's been a year, but I once found a few free tools for doing this.
 
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A previous coworker of mine found this one:
http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.org/

We use it for one of our applications and it has worked just fine.
 
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