[Wellington-pm] Next meeting
Malcolm.Allison at computerland.co.nz
Tue Jan 4 13:07:30 PST 2005
you may be right that there is no mechanism. i still can't find
any mention of it anywhere. i figured there was because i get a message
(back to the command prompt i did the net start from) saying that the
service failed to start but didn't report an error back to the service
control manager. this made me think there would be a mechanism to do
thanks for you help. hope to be at the next pm meeting,
Enterprise Systems Management Bureau
From: Grant McLean [mailto:grant at mclean.net.nz]
Sent: Thursday, 30 December 2004 4:41 p.m.
To: Wellington Perl Mongers (Perl user group)
Subject: RE: [Wellington-pm] Next meeting
On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 09:45 +1300, Malcolm Allison wrote:
> thanks for the reply. i'm not trying to write to the desktop, but
> back to the command prompt window that is being used to start the
I'm not well versed in the ways of Windows, but I wouldn't have thought
that a service would have any connection to the command window that was
used to start the service. If your program needs to send any sort of
message to the user via the screen (rather than the event log) then it
doesn't sound like a service. Perhaps you'd be better off implementing
it as one of those irritating thingies in the system tray.
> i expeect that what i need to do will also generate a message for the
> dialog box you get if you start windows and a service fails to start.
Thankfully I haven't seen that dialog in a very long time, but I don't
recall it saying even which service failed to start let alone why.
Perhaps it's more forthcoming in recent versions of Windows.
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