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Urgent! Java as Windows Service

Karthik Veeramani
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Joined: Dec 22, 2002
Posts: 132
I need to convert a Java application to W2k Service. Where can I download Microsoft SDK for Java (I googled it but most of the links were broken). Please let me know asap.

Thanks<br />Karthik<br />SCJP 1.4, CCNA.<br /> <br />"Success is relative. More the success, more the relatives."
Vasudha Komaravolu

Joined: Jul 02, 2003
Posts: 1
We can create Java Application Application as an NT service using instsrv.exe and srvany.exe
Steps to do so
1. instsrv SampleService srvany.exe
2. Create parameters with regedt32 under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Parameters
AppDirectory: d:\Sample
Application: c:\jdk1.3\bin\java.exe
AppParameters: -classpath com.sample.SampleService
Here SampleService is the service Name and
D:\Sample is the path where SampleService.class file exists and C:\jdk1.3\bin\java.exe is the path where java is installed and com.Sample.SampleService is the class file which u want to make it as a service.
com.sample is that package. That should be in the classpath.
Hope this solves your problem.
you can find the instsrv.exe and srvany.exe.
Karthik Veeramani
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Joined: Dec 22, 2002
Posts: 132
Thanks for that, but I have some doubts. Where do I get these 2 files. and also, these files only launch ur app, and dont convert them into service. I want all my class files packed into a single exe, which I can install as service. Is there a way out?
I agree. Here's the link:
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