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I want to create windows services with a GUI, but the built-in windows services manager doesn't do this. What is a good windows software that does this well?

What I want to do is open the program, and be able to create a new service that opens an executable file on startup.

P.S. I have tried searching Google but those are all console answers.

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closed as not a real question by Nicole Hamilton, Dave M, Simon Sheehan, Canadian Luke, Karan Dec 14 '12 at 23:27

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Can you please elaborate? You want to create a new Windows service? More info needed or this will be closed like your previous, similar question. – Dave M Dec 14 '12 at 20:51
@DaveM Edited the question, is that better? – PitaJ Dec 14 '12 at 20:53
Next time please edit your existing question and then have it reopened instead of posting a new one. Thanks! – slhck Dec 14 '12 at 21:37
@slhck I didn't know you could reopen. Thanks. – PitaJ Dec 14 '12 at 22:58
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Your questions is a bit awkward... but I can think of two different answers that may help - if it doesn't, please rephrase your question.

If you mean program your own service from scratch using a real gui, the only thing that springs to mind is Visual Studio.

If you mean just putting an executable as a service, I personally use SrvAny.exe following Microsoft's guide here... This is because standard exe files run different to services (different entry point(s)), what SrvAny.exe does is it calls a regular exe file but has a wrapper that acts as a service.

The guide above will also show the steps needed for actually making a service from srvany.

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Thank you, SrvAny.exe is what I was thinking of. – PitaJ Dec 14 '12 at 20:55
Actually, nevermind, It's not really a graphical user interface – PitaJ Dec 14 '12 at 20:57

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