2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2011 5:50 PM by 879767 RSS

    Run application as windows service

    863708
      I'm developing a windows desktop (standalone) application.
      How how do I run my java application as Windows Services ?
      Should I change my application code?
        • 1. Re: Run application as windows service
          gimbal2
          Java is platform independent, as such it doesn't do OS specific things like installing as a Windows service.

          But there are external pieces of software that can make it happen for you, they are simply called "service wrappers". There are a few, I don't know which one is good and which one is not. This one is on sourceforge:

          http://sourceforge.net/projects/wrapper/


          Do a google search for "java windows service wrapper" to find more.
          • 2. Re: Run application as windows service
            879767
            We use the Tanuki wrapper and find it's pretty good (although we pay for the commercial license)
            http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.com/doc/english/download.jsp