A wrapper executable that can run any executable as a Windows service, in a permissive license. (by winsw)

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  • Best way to track changes to an AD Attribute?
    4 projects | /r/PowerShell | 17 May 2023
    And then set that up as a windows service with WinSw
  • Which user to use for custom Windows services?
    2 projects | /r/sysadmin | 8 Jan 2023
    I am using Windows Service Wrapper to convert some net programs (tor, frp, etc.) into autostart background services. It seems I can choose which user to use when launch these custom services. Coming from a Linux background, I am a little bit confused and overwhelmed by the Windows account and permission systems. I am wondering what's the best practice? Use Local System (probably not, it has very high privileges)? Local Service? Network Service? Or create separate local user account for each service? Ideally I would like to give them minimal permissions (just open and listen a few local ports, connect to the internet, read/write certain local files) and auto start them before logon. Thanks for your advice!
  • How we've approached reliability & cost savings for our strapped SaaS
    2 projects | /r/SaaS | 12 Dec 2022
    We use a third party library (winsw) to package our exe as a windows-serice
  • Ensuring a stable bullet proof backend. How?
    2 projects | /r/Backend | 23 Sep 2022
    There are projects which wrap an existing exe file and handle the service stuff for you, for example winsw or DaemonMaster. Another option is to write the service yourself, there's a Go package for that:
  • Running Dart Back-End Application as Service on Windows
    2 projects | /r/dartlang | 11 Jul 2022
    No idea about RunAsService, but I too have a Dart executable running as a service and I am using WinSW and it runs without issue.
  • Running apps as services: Is there a standard?
    2 projects | /r/java | 11 Mar 2022
    We use without any problems for years.
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