RE: Recipes for automatically starting deschall (different OSes)

Corey Betka (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 21:56:58 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 20 Apr 1997, Jensen Harris wrote:

> On Sunday, April 20, 1997 9:50 PM, Keith Chang []
> wrote:
> > >>Just stick it in the Startup group.
> > >
> > >But that's a per-user thing, right?
> >
> > Unless you stick it in the All Users (or Common) startup group, then
> > everyone logging in would start the app.
> >
> > >>Someone needs to log into the machine though (unless you re-write it
> > >>as a Service; then it would run under NT without anyone logged on).
> > >
> > >Is it possible to "rewrite it as a Service" simply by putting a
> > >batch-file wrapper on it?
> >
> > Not sure. I've always been under the impression that it needs to be
> > written as a .SYS file and be installed via an .INF program.
> No problems running it as a Service on NT. We have a number of NT Workstations
> running it like this.
> You need the SRVANY.EXE and INSTSRV.EXE tools from the NT Resource Kit (3.x or
> 4.0). Install SRVANY.EXE as a service with:
> INSTSRV Deschall SRVANY.EXE (full paths of course).
> Then add to the service registry entry (with REGEDIT or REGEDT32) a Parameters
> key under the service root.
This is fine, but have you checked the amount of process time it
gets? It seems to get really low priority, at least when I tested it....
As for getting SRVANY and INSTSRV, try searching at altavista for them ;-)
(Not everyone is fully legal in the world, I've needed it before...)


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