Service not starting unless...

Markus Schönhaber
Sat Feb 19 21:42:00 GMT 2005

Larry Hall wrote:
> If you allow the service to interact with the desktop, the implication is 
> that it wants to run something that would be visual on your desktop.  It
> also has the disadvantage that the service will terminate when the desktop
> is closed (i.e. you log out), which is not usually what people expect from
> a service.
Allowing a service to interact with the desktop doesn't necessarily mean
that it will be terminated when when the user logs out.
OTOH I don't understand what the "Cygwin service" is, the OP refers to.
It might be the exception that really terminates on user log-off.


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