I'd like to run iTunes as a Windows service on my home dev server which runs Windows 2008 so that I can stream my collection to my AppleTV over my home network. Currently I have to log in to Windows and open iTunes before the AppleTV can see the library. I have tried setting iTunes up as a Windows service so that it'll start at boot time. Not successfully, though, while it appears in the process list it isn't contactable via another instance of iTunes.
Does anyone have any tips on this or am I wasting my time?