Service not starting unless...

Larry Hall
Sun Feb 20 00:44:00 GMT 2005

At 06:54 PM 2/18/2005, you wrote:
>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.

Seems I can't reproduce that behavior now either, at least with sshd.  So
this isn't a golden rule. ;-)

>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.

Right.  That's why I pointed the OP to:

>Problem reports:

first in my original reply.  Oops!  I did it again. ;-)

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