"Chris Morris" <chrismo / clabs.org> wrote in
news:01b601c2c892$9114b8f0$22973acc@ntossu2lch: 

>> At one time,
>> Microsoft had such a wrapper .exe that would make any program a
>> service, I haven't checked that out in a while, so I don't know if
>> that is an option. 
> 
> NT 4.0 and 2000 (and XP, I presume) Resource Kits have a program
> called srvany, which will allow any program to run as a service. Some
> of the tools in these kits are a free download
> [http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/default.asp
> ], but this doesn't appear to be one of them, unfortunately, and I'm
> pretty sure the Resource Kit is an additional purchase ... but it may
> be something you've already got laying around.
> 

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-- 
Robert Cowham