SpeedySCM: Terminating Services, Quickly Starting Multiple Services

SpeedySCM is an improvement on the NT Service Control Manager. Even though I've seen two other service control managers posted at CodeGuru (called "Services" and "ServiceInstaller"), I believe this program has a couple of interesting features:

  1. Mulitple selection SpeedySCM allows you to start, pause, stop, and continue multiple services with a single click.
  2. Terminate - This allows you to TerminateProcess a crashed service. You no longer have to start the Visual Studio debugger and attach it; a single click will do. Terminating groups of services is also allowed.
  3. Continuous updates SpeedySCM keeps track of a service until it has completed the control action. This is done for multiple services at the same time. If an error occurs, it is displayed in a list; no annoying messageboxes pop up.
  4. Speed - Compared to the native SCM, or the other programs I've seen at CodeGuru, this program is really fast.
  5. Multithreading - Service controls are performed in a separate thread, so you never have to wait for one action to finish before you can start the next.
  6. Network enabled - You can control services over the network (although the 'terminate' feature works only on the local PC.)
SpeedySCM is really useful to me because I can debug services faster. Especially dealing with crashed services has become easier (Visual Studio takes a while to start up!) Also, if you have a large project with 20 dependant services, you can stop them all at once. Compared to the native SCM's stop - close dialog - stop close dialog - etc.... this is a pleasant feature.

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Comments

  • interact with desktop

    Posted by Legacy on 12/15/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Shrishail Rana

    How a service can interact with desktop and install
    icon in system tray.

    Here are the functions that are used to allow a service to interact with
    desktop.
    I got them from a service complied file. The Service shows an icon in the
    system tray. It uses following function in this order

    getprocesswindowstation
    openwindowstation
    setprocesswindowstation
    opendesktop
    setthreaddesktop
    getdesktopwindow

    I think possibly using the handle from getdesktopwindow it install an icon
    in system tray. but i was not sucessful.

    I will be very grateful to you if you could guide me in this regard.


    With Kindest regards,

    Shrishail Rana

    Reply
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