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Major differences between a Windows Service and a background application include, but may not be limited to The identity witth which a service executes The privilage level with which a service executes The lifecycle of a service differs somewhat from that of an application Service Identity When you launch a regular application via the user interface, ...


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An application is just that an application that is loaded at startup via the registry or the Windows Start Menu. These can be stopped, usually by killing them as they sit outside the operating system. Services, on the other hand, are loaded via the services and are embedded into the operating system, and run in their own sessions, and are controlled, ...


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An application requires a user to be logged in to run the application even if it is in the "background". This takes up a license. Application allows you to interact more beyond just starting and stopping it. The interactions require you to create some sort of graphical interface. A service is typically run by the Windows system. Even if you are not logged ...



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